CARLOS SANTANA AND CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE NBA FINALS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7
NEW YORK, June 6, 2015 – Ten-time Grammy® Award-winner and legendary San Francisco guitarist Carlos Santana will perform the national anthem alongside his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET before Game 2 of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The performance will air live on ABC from Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.
Before becoming a global music icon, Carlos Santana established himself on the Bay Area music scene with his groundbreaking Latin-rock sound. After 40 years and more than 100 million records sold, Santana is beloved by fans worldwide for his distinct style and catalogue of dynamic hits such as “Oye Como Va,” “Maria Maria,” and “Smooth.”
On Sunday, Santana will take center court with his wife, a prestigious drummer and Ohio native. An aficionado of jazz-rock, Blackman Santana is best known for her work with Lenny Kravitz and is one of music’s most respected drummers. She is also a band leader with 10 records to her credit and is currently in the studio working on her next release.