Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award record-holder Carlos Santana is skeptical of the NFL’s observance of “Hispanic Heritage Month” .
Redbeard: What role do you think the first two Santana albums played in our American culture in the last half of the twentieth century as far as diversity ?
Carlos Santana : Thank you for asking that question. The first Santana was “Richie Valens” . The first Santana was “Jose Feliciano”. When Selena went to the roof of her house and they said, “Hey Selena, what are you doing up there?”, and she said , “I carry the dreams and aspirations of my people. I represent all those people who pick up the grapes, who clean toilets, who change sheets, who baby sit, who garden. I represent all of those people, not just Mexicans, but everyone from Filipinos to everyone who doesn’t have a voice here in the United States.”…(more)