August 24th, 2013
“AMERICA” SANTANA with P.O.D.
The Latin Grammy Awards has become more and more Americanized as crossover artists have gained popularity in the States. From his #1 CD, Shaman, Carlos Santana teamed with Southern California rockers, P.O.D., for an over the top version of “America”. Midway through the song, check out Carlos’ wild solo complete with lightning quick finger picking (go to 2:52) and the energy of guitarists half his age.
The band’s name means “Close To God”, Camila is an Mexican Top 40 rock band whose greatest success has come with soft rock ballads. Their hit, Mientes, won Song Of The Year at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards. At the award show, the trio performed a passionate version of “Besame”, the third single on their second CD. The live performance featured fog in the arena and a dynamic Cirque du Soleil presentation.