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    Posted: March 05 2007 at 13:35
I really must complain about the Carlos Santana page.
 
Undeneath his image states that he is from the United-States, even if he is mexican. In the biography  right beside it, he is presented as a mexican, why would he appear as being from the US on the link ?
 
Well, even if he made most of his career, he considers himself as a true mexican.
 
His principal sales are disputed between the US and Latin America but it is only because the purchaising power in latin america is less than the one is the US. I firmly believe that if the purchaising power was the same, he would sale even more in LA than in the US.
 
His music may be a fusion of rock and jazz, but his trade mark is obviously the fusion of those elements with latin american rythms and instuments.
 
Besides, you can say that his lyrics are in english, but that can be considered mor as a response to the small market of music in spanish, specially in by the time he started. (today, thankfuly is not the case any more)
 
And finally, he makes a lot of work other than being a musician, he has several foundations in order to help third-world countries. There you can see his evident identity of being part of the third world, not from the US.
 
He cannot be considered a musician comming from the US, he is mexican, if not "latin american".
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2007 at 14:15
im with you on this my friend  Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2007 at 14:31
He was born in the Mexican bordercity Tijuana and on the live DVD Sacred Fire he plays in Mexico as a tribute to his fellow Mexicans Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2007 at 15:29
He was born in Mexico, but his band was formed in San Francisco. Maybe "Multi-National" would work?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2007 at 16:02
I've changed the solo page for Carole to "Mexico" and the band page for Santana to "Multi-national". Hope that satisfies all round.
 
As an aside, there was no need to "complain", all you had to do was post a thread in the Errors and Omissions section like everyone else.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2007 at 03:43
Actually I don't agree with this too much (but I won't lose any sleep over it either).
 
I introduced Santana under US because the band was based in Frisco (part of the second wave of bands from there) and Sanatana had been in the uS since the age of 10.
 
Although the vast majority of his collabs were US citzens, generally his percussion players were latino americans. So multi-national seems fine to me if US does ruffle needlessly feathers.
 
His solo career can go under Mexico though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2007 at 22:45
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2007 at 22:47
Originally posted by Mr. Floyd Mr. Floyd wrote:

 
And finally, he makes a lot of work other than being a musician, he has several foundations in order to help third-world countries. There you can see his evident identity of being part of the third world, not from the US.
 
Mexico isn't a third world countryTongue


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2007 at 04:35

I'll close this now since the issue has bean dealt with, and before it turns sour.Wink

(Mr. Floyd graciously apologised for the way it was raised by the way)

 

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