A new, life and career-spanning documentary on Carlos Santana, titled CARLOS, has just been announced. Sony Pictures Classics have acquired worldwide rights to the feature-length documentary film about “the father of Latin American jazz fusion. The doc will be directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Rudy Valdez and executive produced by Academy Award-winning producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Documentaries. So far, there's been no premiere date set for CARLOS.
According to the official announcement for CARLOS:
Featuring never-before-seen or heard archival footage and music, the film offers an intimate and exhilarating look inside the mind of an elemental force of contemporary music and tell the incredible story of Santana’s life — from a fourteen-year-old street musician to a ten-time Grammy-winning and three-time Latin Grammy-winning global sensation.
For 45 years Carlos Santana has continued to broaden his fan base by evolving as a musician and a performer and feels it's a blessing to have the chance to move people through his art: “It's a real honor to be of service. Music truly is a spiritual force that brings harmony, beauty, class, grace, (and) excellence to this planet, that we need so much. It also accentuates faith.”
Carlos Santana told us he feels a spiritual need to help people through his music: “To me, the purpose of music is not only to entertain or to do certain things to people, but mainly to raise people's consciousness, 'cause if you can do that, then it's worth it. If everything that's been given to you, you use it for the highest good of all people — to raise people's consciousness — it's worth it. Otherwise, it's a complete waste.”