Santana's Birthplace Plans Statue Of Him

Mexican town of Autlan de Navarro also will create plaza named after Grammy-winning guitarist.

Carlos Santana's Mexican birthplace in Autlan de Navarro is honoring the Grammy-winning rock guitarist by building a town square to be named after him and erecting a statue of him, Reuters reported. The plaza also will feature statues of other local musicians, including one of Santana's father, Jose, who played violin in a local mariachi band. "Carlos himself suggested that," Autlan spokesman Marco Rodriguez told Reuters. Officials in Tijuana, Mexico, also announced this week that they plan to rename a downtown street after the 52-year-old guitar hero. Last week Santana's namesake band won eight Grammy awards for their star-studded, chart-topping LP, Supernatural.