Carlos Augusto Alves Santana, born in Autlán de Navarro (Mexico) July 20, 1947 is a great Mexican guitarist. He started to get sympathy from the seventies and eighties, with his band, simply called Santana. Even then mixed various genres such as salsa, classic rock, blues and fusion. Santana then as now used extensively in his guitar solos, and also made use of more traditional tools of his country. Later he continued to experiment with this formula, with alternating fortunes.