Guitar legend Carlos Santana is organizing a star-studded concert to fight racism and raise awareness of the problems facing black and Latino youth.
The musician is teaming with Harry Belafonte and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta to plans a special charity gig, which he hopes will feature a number of high-profile artists including actor/singer Jamie Foxx.
Santana says he felt compelled to act after the recent racism scandal involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
“We want to have a concert and bring Jamie Foxx and different kinds of artists, musicians of all colors and utilize this attention and this energy,” Santana told Billboard. “Obviously (with) what happened with Donald Sterling and what’s happening with people throwing bananas at soccer stadiums, you know, we have a lot to heal.”
Santana wants to call the event “You Cannot Break My Spirit” and have it broadcast in prisons across the U.S. to give hope to those behind bars.
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