Carlos Santana remembers Nelson Mandela as a ‘supreme warrior’

BY Arts Desk  December 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM EST


Carlos Santana remembers Nelson Mandela during an interview Friday with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown at the Smithsonian Museum for African Art.

Carlos Santana is about to head on a tour of Africa, but before he does, he will join Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Martina Arroyo as 2013 Kennedy Center honorees. Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown spoke with Santana before Sunday’s ceremony.

During their conversation, Santana reflected on the recent news of Nelson Mandela’s passing and on what Mandela meant to him. “I’ll always remember his supreme elegance and conviction.”

Watch chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown’s full conversation with Carlos Santana.