Santana is back in the Top Five, with the band's latest album, Africa Speaks, debuting at Number Three on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Africa Speaks also debuted Number One on both the Billboard Rock Albums and Billboard Latin Albums charts. The collection, which was produced by Rick Rubin at his Shangri La Studios in Malibu, features lead vocals by Laura Mvula and Grammy-nominated singer Buika. In addition to their own dates and Las Vegas stands, Santana will be out on the road this summer with fellow Northern California legends, the Doobie Brothers.
Carlos Santana has always stressed that it's important to get positive messages out to young people as early as possible: “I think the best thing to change the world is just change kids' perception because it's too late for the tyrants. They're not gonna hear it, y'know? So, utilize music to expand people — expand a woman and a man to the point where they can feel more compassion and more understanding.”