Here’s a beautiful love story with a natural hair twist!

Cindy Blackman has been a beauty icon of mine for years – ever since I first spotted her drumming up a storm for Lenny Kravitz back in the day. This weekend, here in Chicago, Carlos Santana let the world know how he feels about her.

From PR Newswire:

“Musician and philanthropist Carlos Santana proposed to acclaimed drummer Cindy Blackman onstage during his Friday, July 9 concert at the Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL. Carlos popped the question four songs into the show—the Chicago area stop on Santana’s Universal Tone Tour 2010—following Cindy’s virtuoso drum solo on the Santana hit “Corazon Espinado.” After she accepted, the just-engaged couple kissed, and the audience broke out into cheers.

“Cindy and I are blessed to have found each other,” said Carlos Santana. “Being in love is a gift from the universe, and the spirit and vibrations that come with it are infinitely powerful. I look forward to expressing that incredible energy through my music, and in helping to tip the balance toward more love in the world with what Cindy and I share.”

That’s just beautiful! All the best to the talented couple. Let’s celebrate with a little Santana!

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Olivia says:
July 13, 2010, 6:48 am
Good Morning Afrobella! Awww Carlos & Cindy, beautiful & so romantic. Cindy's hair is the business, just stunning. Thank you for sharing!
dee says:
July 13, 2010, 8:10 am
Who even knew they were dating? That's sweet though.
Felisha says:
July 13, 2010, 8:11 am
Beautiful post! Love is such a wonderful thing, wish them simply all the best filled with many blessings!
Asha Mandela says:
July 13, 2010, 8:23 am
Tuesday blessings to you Afrobella. She's always been a beauty...what a pleasant suprise... didn't know they were dating. Jah love and many blessings to them...
pam says:
July 13, 2010, 9:15 am
aaawwwwwww!! so sweet!
pam says:
July 13, 2010, 9:25 am
though theres still an age gap Cindys a grown woman. its odd to see a successful older man marrying someone over 30. i forgot that could happen.
titilayo says:
July 13, 2010, 10:00 am
And Pam, not just over 30, but over 40, over 50 even! According to Wikipedia, Cindy Blackman is going to be 51 years old this year. When I read that, I could not believe it! She for sure is aging well. Congrats to her and Carlos. I wish them much happiness together.
[flahy][blak][chik] says:
July 13, 2010, 12:36 pm
Cindy Blackman proves black don't crack! Congrats to her & Carlos!
paradisebird says:
July 13, 2010, 3:55 pm
This is sweet and gives me goosebumps!!! Congrats to Carlos and Cindy!
sarah says:
July 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
I didn't even know he was divorced. Congrats to them though.
Shell says:
July 14, 2010, 5:33 pm
I wish them all the best. Cindy is a great drummer and glad she has found deep happiness.
Mishara says:
July 15, 2010, 4:35 pm
I wish I had attended this concert. I am a fan of both Carlos and percusionist. Who doesn't love a female drummer?! :) Congrats to them both!