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Subject: Carlos Santana in Australia
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: stmw-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 02 Apr 2003 15:58 PST
Expires: 02 May 2003 16:58 PDT
Question ID: 185131
How can I get a letter to Carlos Santana while he is in Melbourne,
Australia, preferably by Saturday (5 April)?  I am a documentary maker
and wish to do some work with him.
Subject: Re: Carlos Santana in Australia
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 02 Apr 2003 16:56 PST
Hello, and thank you for your question.  

I'm not going to beat around the bush here; your chances are slim,
especially at this late date.  However, if you have a particularly
intriguing angle, or some very impressive credentials, or if you were
born under a lucky star, you may be able to swing it.  Only way to
know is to try.

I've tracked down four points of contact for you:  Mr. Santana's
publicist, his agent, his recording studio, and the tour promoter in
Australia.  Phone them, fax them, email them (as information allows)
and see what happens.  These are the people who, if they are so moved,
can put you in direct contact with Carlos Santana.

If you feel additional information is warranted, or if you need more
of an explanation of anything, just post a Request for Clarification,
and I'll get right back to you.

Best of luck!



Rick Roskin 
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills CA 90212 
(ph)  310/288-4545 
(fax) 310/288-4800  


Susan Stewart 
Jensen Communications PR

Production Company

Sony Music Miami 
605 Lincoln Road 
Miami Beach, FL 33138 
Phone 305-695-3500 

You could also try:


Santana's tour promoter in Australia is:

61-2 9380 7544 (ph)
61-2 9380 7588 (fax)

Chugg Entertainment's web site is:

If you enter the site's main page, and roll your mouse over the
non-flashing dots at the top, text will pop up, one of which will say
"Contacts".  Click on this, and you get a host of additional address,
phone and email contact information for other key staff at Chugg.


Again, best of luck, and don't hesitate to contact me if you need
additional information.

search strategy:   santana melbourne


contact information from:

Request for Answer Clarification by stmw-ga on 03 Apr 2003 13:50 PST
Dear Pafalafa
Thank you for your efforts and yes you are right this is a hard one at
such short notice - unfortunately there is nothing new here that i did
not already know as I have been working on it for over 2 weeks and
kept reaching deadends but you promoted me into a new line of inquiry
which may have just worked.  I was just hoping that there may be hotel
or local friend or contact that knows Santana that you could put me
onto.  Any chance??

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 03 Apr 2003 17:18 PST
Hello again.

Whatever the new line of inquiry I promoted you into is...I hope it
turns out to be fruitful.  If you haven't done so already, contact
*absolutely everyone* on the lists I gave you -- including all ten of
the MCE contacts -- in order to maximize your chances.  Don't be shy
about trying multiple routes -- phone AND fax AND email -- to the same

I will look for other leads and report back to you as soon as possible
if I find anything -- I know that time is short.

But in the meantime, I want to just welcome you to the Google Answers
service, and hope that we will see you here again.  For future
reference, keep in mind that the more you tell the researchers about
what you know already, the better.

Much as we hate to admit it, none of us can read minds.  Had I known
you already had some of these contacts, I could have focused my
efforts in a different direction (as I will try to do now).

Best of luck.  Carlos Santana is a brilliant musician.  I hope you
have the opportunity you are seeking.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 03 Apr 2003 18:05 PST
OK.  Here's a bit more in the way of contact information -- a
longshot, but worth a try -- as well as an idea for an alternative

Santana's own website is at (go on...guess!)  The
administrator of the site is:
Administrative Contact: 

Stefani Charles


      Milagro Foundation 
      PO Box 9125 
      San Rafael,, CA 94912-9125 



What is the Milagro Foundation, you may ask.  It is a grant-making
organization that is funded by, and headed, by Caros Santana and his
wife, Deborah.  You can see their site at:  [ ].

The Executive Director of the foundation is....Stefani Charles. 

I would suggest contacting Ms. Charles through the email
address.  But you also could try directly via the Milagro Foundation,
but tread lightly.

Other possible contacts at the foundation are:

Shelley N. Brown, Program Officer
Mary E. Novasic, Program Associate


I have not learned anything meaningful about Santana's local contacts
while on tour (other than that schedules may change, as concerts are
being cancelled throughout the Pacific due to concerns about the SARS

However, you may want to try contacting the rock music writer at local
newspapers such as the Herald Sun and make your case.  The writers
would have the best handle on how to contact Mr. Santana, and who the
appropriate intermediaries would be.  They're not likely to give out
this information very readily, but you know that already, and I'm sure
you're prepared to make a persuasive case.

As the concert draws nearer, more info about it will likely appear on
the web, and in other sources.  I'll keep an eye on things, and if any
other useful info turns up, I'll post it here.

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 04 Apr 2003 14:21 PST
You might want to try contacting Melinda Rout at the Herald Sun
regarding this article she did on Santana:,5478,6237462%255E2902,00.html

She may know his local contact information.
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