Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year via performances by Black Eyed Peas, Dave Matthews, matchbox twenty’s Rob Thomas, Robi Draco Rosa and Ozomatli, among others. The tribute will be held Aug. 30 at Los Angeles’s Century Plaza Hotel.
Santana is also tipped to perform at the event, at which he will be honored for his “professional, cultural and philanthropic accomplishments,” according to the organization. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the MusiCares Foundation, which offers medical and financial aid to individuals connected to the industry.
Santana’s latest charitable endeavor is the 10-track album “Food for Thought,” which is being sold exclusively at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill outlets. The disc includes four new Santana songs and one previously unreleased archive cut, plus handpicked tracks by Etta James, Buddy Guy, Indigenous and Cesaria Evora.
Proceeds will benefit the Milagro Foundation, which Santana founded in 1998 with his wife Deborah.
Santana is taking a break from the road but will return to the stage with a Sept. 30-Oct. 1 stand at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre.