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Santana joins hands with Isley Brothers to break walls

Updated: 2017-08-04 07:51

"We say, you don't have to. Save your money. It's already in people's heads," he says.

"So we want to take the wall out of people's heads by creating this kind of frequency."

Power of Peace was recorded in little more than four days in Las Vegas when Santana invited Ron Isley and younger brother Ernie Isley, a guitarist.

Santana says The Isley Brothers had helped inspire him into music after he first heard them.

"It just sounded like a galactic church jumping out of the jukebox telling me, 'we need you to join us in creating medicine music,'" he says.

He approached Ron Isley after the singer attended one of Santana's shows, starting a friendship that Isley says involved daily telephone chats.

"It was an unexplainable experience for me after 60 years of doing this music," Ron Isley says. "It was so much fun."

Also recording on the album was Santana's wife Cindy Blackman Santana, a jazz drummer best known for her work with Lenny Kravitz.

She recalls that Ron Isley's take on The Look of Love had been the couple's song for the first dance at their wedding.

Santana hopes the collaboration will continue.

"We want to go around the world to keep bringing more walls down in the head, in the brain and the mind."


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