Dubai, 27 February 2016 – It was an incredible night last February 26 as the music legend, Carlos Santana, graced the stage for the second time in Dubai Jazz Festival history.
Santana brought his all-star band, which included his wife and former Lenny Kravitz drummer, Cindy Blackman.
His band’s performance was stellar. They played with enough rhythmic charisma to make an entire amphitheater dance. It was amazing to see all the reactions not only onstage but also in the packed venue; the wide-eyed festival goers in the fan pit can’t keep their eyes off the superb performance delivered by one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. His guitar style is impossible to miss. A pioneer in his area, the short melodies that flowed were soaring and inspiring.
The third day opened with the Argentinian group, La Bomba De Tiempo. Wearing their bright red uniforms and with the presence of djembes, congas, maracas, cowbells, and shakers, they started the evening into a sort of communal ritual that both absorbed and produced vibration, rhythm, and uncontrolled movement. Their ability to toy with rhythm and its power to transmit energy was evident throughout their show. Drawing from world beats from all around South and Central America as well as Africa, the group gave life to a unique and dynamic music, definitely worth supporting the guitar icon.