Tue, Feb 19, 2008
Santana weaves his magic at S'pore concert

SINGAPORE - CARLOS Santana is more than just a guitar legend, Woodstock alumni and king of the salsa, blues, jazz and Latin rock boogie. He is also a musical messiah with a message.

'We came to unite and bring peace, unity, hope, knowledge and compassion,' he told the 8,500-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Monday.

It is his third gig in Singapore, 12 years after the last time he played here.

'You and I,' he gestured to the audience, 'are architects of a new dawn. Together we can build a world of beauty and grace.'

And for more than 2 1/2 hours, the man led his band through a mesmerising set that made you believe momentarily that yes, the power of music alone can bring global changes.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Straits Times.


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