Mexican City To Build Carlos Santana Plaza

Less than a week after Santana took home eight Grammys at the annual awards show, officials in the guitarist's hometown of Autlan de Navarro, Mexico have announced plans for a public monument in tribute to its famous son.

Civic officials in Autlan have announced that they are building a town square to be named in his honor and will also decorate the Carlos Santana Plaza with statues of the guitarist and other local musicians, including Santana's father, according to Reuters.

The plaza will be dedicated during a ceremony that is currently scheduled for the last half of this year, right after construction on the public work is completed. There has also been talk of renaming an adjoining local street after Santana, although such a measure would have to be approved by the Autlan town council.

Carlos Santana was born in Autlan de Navarro on July 20, 1947 and grew up in the city, where his father worked as a violinist in a local mariachi band and subsequently introduced

Carlos to music.

Santana moved to Tijuana at the age of eight, then eventually settled into the Latin district of San Francisco in 1961. Eight years later, Santana played the legendary Woodstock Music Festival and released his first, self-titled album.