The Santanamigos Project

The Team


The Santanamigos Project


An online database for Santana fans created on May 5, 1999 in Oakland, CA, closed in Sept 2001, and re-opened in France on Nov 30, 2002.

Santanamigos' name and content are copyrighted. Not related to the Santana Band, nor to its management.

The Santanamigos Group

A discussion board for Santana fans created on Oct 6, 2016 on Facebook.

The Santanamigos Channel

A video library for Santana fans created on May 8, 2019 on YouTube.

The Team

Karim Brichi


Founder & Webmaster

Santanamigo since: 1976

First Santana show attended: Hall Rhenus, Strasbourg, France Nov 1, 1981

Herman Lansink Rotgerink


The Music Expert

Santanamigo since: 1969

First Santana show attended: Groenoordhal, Leiden, Netherlands Nov 17, 1978

Dick Dixon

Arizona, USA

The Poster Master

Santanamigo since: 1970

First Santana show attended: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA May 30, 1976

Carlos Santana, Karim Brichi. Jazz A Juan. Pinede Gould, Antibes, France July 23, 1993 © Karim Brichi
Karim Brichi, Carlos Santana, Dick Dixon. Aladdin Theatre, Las Vegas, NV January 6, 1996 (morning after show) © Karim Brichi
Karim Brichi, Herman Lansink Rotgerink
Jazz A Juan. Pinede Gould, Antibes, France
July 19, 2011 © Karim Brichi
Karim Brichi, Carlos Santana wearing a Michel Delorme Tribute T-shirt
Sporting Summer Festival 2018. Salle Des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo, Monaco
August 5, 2018 © Karim Brichi



🎫 Show (full concert or short performance)

🎸 Carlos Santana's or Santana Band members' guest appearance

♥ Carlos Santana’s Band Membership or Santana Band Line-Up

🎧 Recording, Release, Publication, Premiere

★ Award

🔔 Event

☮ Selection of Carlos Santana's words of peace

Set Lists

Exact: correct titles in the right order

Official: provided by the Santana management

Incomplete: correct titles, possibly played among others in a different order


LP: long play album. 12" (30 cm)

12": single. 12" (30 cm)

180gram: 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing

cv/pd: colored vinyl/picture disc

ep: extended play

gf: gatefold cover

half speed: half speed mastered

pos: poster

quad: quadraphonic

CD: compact disc. 5" (12 cm)

SACD: super audio CD. 5" (12 cm)

HDCD: high definition compatible digital CD. 5" (12 cm)

DVD-A: DVD audio. 5" (12 cm)

CD3: single CD. 3" (8 cm)

CD5: single CD. 5" (12 cm)

DL: download

20-bit/24-bit: 20-bit mastered/24-bit mastered

dgpck: digipack

gold: 24-karat gold plated CD

VHS: very high standard video tape

LD: LaserDisc. 12" (30cm)

DVD: digital versatile disc. 5" (12cm)

DVDS: single DVD. 5" (12cm)

Blu-ray: Blu-ray. 5" (12cm)

mp4: H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)

CD-ROM: compact disc-read only memory. 5" (12cm)

VCD: video compact disc. 5" (12cm)

Col: Columbia

U.S. Regions & States

VHS Formats

NTSC: American and Japanese VHS systems

PAL: main European VHS color system

SECAM: French VHS color system

DVD Regions

R0: multi region DVD (worldwide)

R1: region 1 DVD (USA/Canada/Bermuda)

R2: region 2 DVD (Japan/Europe/Middle East/South Africa)

R3: region 3 DVD (South Korea/Hong Kong/Taiwan)

R4: region 4 DVD (New Zealand/Australia/Mexico/South America)

R5: region 5 DVD (Russia/Africa/Indian Sub-Continent/North Korea/Mongolia)

R6: region 6 DVD (China)

Blu-Ray Regions

R0: multi region Blu-ray (worldwide)

A: region A Blu-ray (America/Japan/North-So. Korea/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Southeast Asia)

B: region B Blu-ray (Europe/Greenland/Middle East/Africa/Australia/New Zealand)

C: region C Blu-ray (India/Nepal/China/Russia/Central-South Asia)