When Adrian “Chico” Hernandez left us recently, the music world lost a skilled player, and a passionate percussionist. He will be missed by all of us in Savor, by a host of other musicians, and a great number of friendsREAD MORE

Carlos Santana was born on July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico. His father, Jose, an accomplished mariachi violinist, introduced Carlos to the violin at the tender age of 5 and then to the guitar at 8. Eventually, CarlosREAD MORE

Carlos Santana playing guitar early years

After the whirlwind of the 1960s, came the hangover that was the 1970s. This fascinating and complex decade was marked by both continuity and change, laying the groundwork for the coming decades. Americans continued to protest the Vietnam War, whichREAD MORE

Young Carlos Santana on outdoor stage playing guitar

From beginning to end, the 1960s were a time of transformation, disillusionment, turbulence, and activism. What began with the hope and optimism of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, quickly soured with his assassination in 1963 and culminated with Martin Luther King’sREAD MORE

latin music dancing

Latin music has an irresistible allure that transcends borders and cultures, captivating people worldwide. The rhythm, beats, and songs create an infectious energy that compels people to hit the dance floor and have fun. But just exactly why does LatinREAD MORE

San Francisco’s Mission District Mural

More than 1,000 murals can be found throughout San Francisco, the largest concentration of them located in the city’s Mission District. In the early 1970’s San Francisco’s Mission District became the epicenter for the community mural movement. Local artists sawREAD MORE

Tribute Bands Preserve the Soundtrack of the Past

How Tribute Bands Preserve the Soundtrack of the Past Back in the ‘70s, cover bands were the purview of tiny clubs and bars, and only known to the hometown crowd out for a night of live music. That has allREAD MORE

Pioneers of Latin Music in the U.S.

The Pioneers of Latin Music in the U.S. When Santana took the stage on Day 2 of Woodstock, they were virtual unknowns in the rock world. Their percussion-driven, Latin-infused music was really only familiar to fans of the Bay AreaREAD MORE

Carlos Santana playing guitar

….learned to play the violin before ever picking up a guitar? Santana’s father was a professional violinist, and young Carlos began playing when he was just 5 years old. His father was also a mariachi musician and began teaching hisREAD MORE

Carlos Santana is considered to be one of the best guitarists in the world. For more than five decades, since first taking the stage at Woodstock, Santana has been thrilling multigenerational audiences all over the world with the unique soundREAD MORE