Music Is A Universal Language

1992 WordsMay 16, 20158 Pages
Music is a universal language. Covach and Flory introduce us to the history of rock and roll by saying rock music was born out of controversy, and its rebellious image has always appealed to music lovers. As music historians look back on the last century, it is obvious that popular music has always played a role in the recent development of the Western musical tradition, and rock music in particular has been popular. Rock has had a profound impact on the world of music in general. ( Covach and Flory 3). The influence of electric blues was heard in the music of Mexican-born guitarist Carlos Santana who emerged from the San Francisco psychedelic scene in 1969. Santana combined psychedelia with Latin rhythms and percussion to eventually make him as famous as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and Jimmy Page (Covach and Flory 311). His music is often referred to as Latin rock. Carlos Santana was born on July 20, 1947, in Autlan, Jalisco, Mexico. His father was Jose Santana, a Mariachi Violinist. He taught Carlos how to play the violin at approximately five years old. His mother, Josefina Barragan, stayed at home raising her seven children while his father traveled as a musician. At about the age of eight years old Carlos learned to play the guitar. In 1955 the family moved to Tijuana, Mexico. It was here that Carlos, at a young age, began to play in nightclubs and bars with local bands. Carlos ' family later moved to San Francisco, California, but Carlos stayed

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