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Apr292011

Carlos Santana Ending His Las Vegas Residency Sunday

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Carlos Santana's two-year residency in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will see the curtain fall for the final time this Sunday.

The legendary guitarist tells ABC News Radio what he most appreciated about Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits was seeing the many fans that would come to the concerts.

"I was moved and taken by how people come from all over the world," says Santana.  "It made me really stop and be more present with gratitude."

Santana also says that since fans were coming out to show him their support, he would return the favor by stopping to pose for pictures and signing autographs.  He said it was his way of telling fans, "thank you for taking the time."

Playing the same songs over and over every night for two years could get boring for other artists.  Santana, however, took it as an opportunity to re-invent the songs every time they were performed.  The guitarist claims, however, that instead of the songs changing, "we shifted ourselves, we changed ourselves daily."  That way, when the band would play classics like "Black Magic Woman" or "Oye Como Va," it sounded like it was being played for the first time.

Santana says his next move is to begin writing new music for both himself and his new wife, drummer Cindy Blackman.  However, he did say that if the opportunity to do another residency came up, he would do it.

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