Guitarist Carlos Santana presented the cover of “Corazon,” the first disc he ever recorded with over a dozen Latin artists, and announced that the album will go on sale May 6.
Artists like Pitbull, Juanes, Romeo Santos and Gloria Estefan take part in this new collaborative recording, said a communique from the Sony Music label and the artist, who calls the album a return to his Spanish-speaking childhood, having been born in the Mexican town of Autlan de Navarro in Jalisco state.
The colorful cover showing the guitarist’s face with figures that appear to be Indians, was created by Boa Mistura, a Madrid-based artists’ collective that works principally on pieces of public art.
“Corazon,” produced by Lester Mendez, recalls the artist’s Hispanic roots and features the additional participation of the Fabulosos Cadillacs (Argentina), Ziggy Marley (Jamaica), Miguel (Estados Unidos), Niña Pastori (Spain), Samuel Rosa de Skank (Brazil), Chocquibtown (Colombia), Lila Downs (Mexico) and Diego Torres (Argentina), among others.
“All the artists, men and women, who have taken part bring their own light, their talent, their spirit, they want to work with me…I’ve surrounded myself with artists who see the invisible and do the impossible,” Santana told Efe in an interview in late 2013.
The disc includes numbers like “La Flaca” by Jarabe de Palo, sung by Juanes and the first single from the album to go on sale.