Date: October 15. Venue: MACY’s (Herald Square)
Mexican-American rock guitarist Carlos Santana has built a solid career that dates back to the 1960s (most notably Woodstock 69’), and is a founding father in music for mixing African Rhythm, Blues, Jazz, Latin and Rock. Winner of 14 Grammies (3 of them Latin) and the first songwriter to receive a BMI Icon at the BMI Latin Awards. This Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is among the top ranked in Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Embraced by children, he is also a playable character for the video game Guitar Hero 5. Yet my favorite Carlos Santana musical collaboration is hands down the hit song “Smooth” with Rob Thomas of MatchBox Twenty.
Aside from his musical triumphs, Carlos has gained a reputation in Womenswear as the man behind Carlos by Carlos Santana Ladies Shoes & Handbags. In honor of the 2012 Icon of Style, MACY’s and Vandidades Magazine hosted an event at the Shoe Salon on Level 2 for Carlos Santana. Fans gathered their Carlos by Carlos Santana purchased goods and stood in line to receive a signed copy of Shape Shifter (his latest album), featuring instrumental tracks with a special dedication to Native American Indians. Plus a limited edition Carlos Santana key chain.
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