Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music.
Whether it's the Salsa, Bachata, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Macarena or Lambada, all of them have two common factors - rhythm and rhyme. Rhythm is defined by distinct beats and rhyme gets a whole lot grooving! Such is the power of Latin dances, that it is the rhythm which the world dances to today! Couple, leg hook, #dance.