September 15th through October 15th marks the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.Some our ancester are from Spain , South America or Centeral America; however all of us has a Hispanic connection the makes us dance and celeberate this Heritage. The Hispanic souls that not only they had moved their own communities but the world! The closest to my heart are:
García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1928. He attended the University of Bogotá and went on to become a reporter for the Colombian newspaper ,El Espectador. He later served as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas, and New York. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, he is the author of several novels and collection and the landmark novel of One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) .The brilliant, bestselling novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love—in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as “magical realism.”
Forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached over 100 million fans at concerts around the globe. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMYs. 1999’s Supernatural — which has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide — including 9 GRAMMYs including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth;” it is the most honored record in GRAMMY history. In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; its web page notes, “Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights.” Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and #90 on their 2005 survey of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”
Most recently, Carlos Santana is the recipient of the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ 2009 Lifetime Achievement honor (he also received Billboard’s Century Award in 1996), and commemorated the 10th Anniversary of Supernatural with a re-release – Supernatural (Legacy Edition) – featuring outtakes, remixes and unreleased material from the original recording sessions. This follows up 2007’s Ultimate Santana, the only single-disc collection uniting hits from the group’s recent albums for Arista and classics from their Columbia years.
As profound as his artistic legacy is Carlos’ dedication to humanitarian work. His Milagro Foundation established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998, has granted more than three million dollars to non-profit programs supporting underserved children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health. Milagro means “miracle” and the image of children as divine miracles of light and hope— as gifts to our lives— is the inspiration behind its name.