Carlos Santana & Cindy Blackman Get Engaged

By Andy DoerschukPublished on July 12, 2010

Cindy and Carlos sitting in a tree …

It’s true. The legendary Latino rock guitarist popped the question to his drummer, Cindy Blackman, following her solo during a concert last Friday at Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois. She accepted, the couple kissed, and the entire crowd flipped out.

“Cindy and I are blessed to have found each other,” Santana told the audience. “Being in love is a gift from the universe, and the spirit and vibrations that come with it are infinitely powerful. I look forward to expressing that incredible energy through my music, and in helping to tip the balance toward more love in the world with what Cindy and I share.”

Blackman is one of the few drummers to find success in both the rock and jazz idioms with such artists as Lenny Kravtiz, Pharoah Sanders, Ron Carter, Sam Rivers, Cassandra Wilson, Angela Bofill, Buckethead, Bill Laswell, and Joe Henderson. She appeared on the cover of the May, 2010 issue of DRUM! Magazine. To read an excerpt of the article, go here.

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