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Carlos Santana is engaged

Guitarist proposes to drummer Cindy Blackman onstage during recent gig
Carlos Santana (photo by Hal Miller)

Carlos Santana (photo by Hal Miller)

By Chris M. Junior

Four songs into his July 9 concert at the Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., Carlos Santana altered his usual set list so he could propose to drummer Cindy Blackman.

Following her solo on “Corazon Espinado,” Santana popped the question to Blackman, who said yes.

“Cindy and I are blessed to have found each other,” Santana said in a statement. “Being in love is a gift from the universe, and the spirit and vibrations that come with it are infinitely powerful. I look forward to expressing that incredible energy through my music, and in helping to tip the balance toward more love in the world with what Cindy and I share.”

In addition to Santana, Blackman has played with Lenny Kravitz.

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