Carlos Santana was born in 1947 in a small village in Mexico. Over the years he became one of the legends of rock and roll music. In this book you will read about his passion for music, about how he swapped the violin for the guitar, about his move from Mexico to the USA and about the great breakthrough he had with his band at the 1969 Woodstock festival in New York.
On the basis of quotes from Santana, which open every chapter both in Spanish and in English, the story of his life is told. The ups and downs he encountered and the passion, tenacity and good luck that made him succeed.
For those who would like to enjoy some of Santana's music whilst reading, here is a link to a video of his performance with his band at Woodstock in 1969: Santana Soul Sacrifice Woodstock. The song 'Soul Sacrifice' that they play here also features in the book.
- 210 unique words; total word count: 11,700
- 100 pages of text
- written in past tense
- contains a list of the major successes of his 40-year career
- setting: Mexico, US and other places
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Information for teachers
This book is suitable for more intermediate students, level A2, but because of its many cognates it is an easy book to read. With the help of the Spanish-English glossary at the end of the book, this book can be read individually. Of course it can also be used in your classes, in which case before and after reading activities will enhance interest and comprehension. A lot of Santana's music can be found on Youtube or on the oficial Santana website, always a success with teenagers.