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Latin honours for Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
Santana and his wife are strong supporters of Aids projects
Rock guitarist Carlos Santana has been named the 2004 Latin Recording Academy person of the year.

Santana has been honoured for his social, professional and cultural achievements, including his work with Aids schemes.

In 1998, Santana and his wife Deborah also founded the Milagro Foundation, which supports young people involved in the arts, health and education.

Santana will be honoured at a dinner and concert in Los Angeles in August.

Some of the proceeds from the evening at the Century Plaza Hotel, in Century City, will benefit the MusiCares Foundation, a charity for musicians in need.

Last year, Santana donated the proceeds from the US leg of his tour to Artists for a New South Africa which distributes money for Aids sufferers and research.

The fifth annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held on 1 September at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Santana, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has sold more than 80 million records.

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