Carlos Santana has reigned as one of the world's most talented guitar players for over half a century now. Kicking off his eponymous band in 1966, the Mexican virtuoso has wowed audiences consistently since with his unique, kaleidoscopic fretting, and with Africa Speaks – his 25th studio album under the Santana banner, out this Friday, June 7th via Concord Records and Caroline Australia – he's tapping into the idiosyncratic world of traditional African music.
Africa Speaks is one of the most jaw-dropping albums of 2019 thus far, fusing Santana's signature wah-flourished guitar solos with a whole new portfolio of stunning sounds and styles. To celebrate its release, we're giving fans the opportunity to win one of two deluxe prize packs, including a copy of the Africa Speaks album on vinyl, plus some exclusive Santana goodies.
To win, all you've got to do is channel your inner daydreamer. Imagine you were en route to the airport, where you're set to board a five-star flight directly to Africa. You've got a month of holidaying anywhere in the continent your heart may take you. So what do you do? Where's the first place you go, and what's the first thing you endeavour to see?
Would you hop to Madagascar to soak in the culture?
How about making the trek to Egypt and fawning over the pyramids?
In 25 words or less, tell us about the first thing you would do if you were sent on a random holiday to Africa. There's no right or wrong answer, of course, but our judges will be picking two winners that do it for them. You've got until Friday, June 21st to enter – just make sure to include an email address with your submission so we know how to get a hold of you, should you be one of our lucky winners!
WINNERS WILL RECIEVE:
• A copy of Santana's new album, Africa Speaks, on 2x12" vinyl
• An oversized print of the Africa Speaks artwork signed by Carlos Santana himself
• A limited edition Santana guitar pick