Sacred Fire: Live in South America

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Sacred Fire: Live in South America
Live album by Santana
Released November 2, 1993
Genre Latin rock, Chicano rock, jazz rock
Length 77:19
Label Polydor
Producer Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson
Santana chronology
Sacred Fire: Live in South America
Live at the Fillmore 1968
(1997)Live at the Fillmore 19681997
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars [1]

Sacred Fire: Live in South America is an album by Santana, released in 1993. This album is dedicated to the life of Cesar Chavez.

There is also a video of this album, by the similar name of Sacred Fire: Live in Mexico, featuring additional songs not featured on the album. Produced by Paul Flattery and directed by Peter Nydrle. It features shots of Carlos playing guitar at various historic sites around Mexico City.[2]

The album peaked at 181 in the Billboard 200.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Angels All Around Us" (Sanders) – 1:57
  2. "Vive la Vida (Life Is for Living)" (Sefolosha) – 4:18
  3. "Esperando" (Santana, Thompson, Perazzo, Charles) – 5:58
  4. "No One to Depend On" (Carabello, Escovedo, Rolie) – 4:38
  5. "Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen" (Green/Szabo) – 8:53
  6. "Oye Como Va" (Puente) – 5:07
  7. "Samba Pa Ti" (Santana) – 6:49
  8. "Guajira" (Brown, Areas, Reyes) – 6:13
  9. "Make Somebody Happy" (Santana, Ligertwood) – 7:14
  10. "Toussaint l'Overture" (Santana, Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Schon, Shrieve) – 6:52
  11. "Soul Sacrifice / Don't Try This at Home" (Santana, Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Schon, Shrieve/Perazzo, Rekow) – 7:26
  12. "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" (Santana, Coster) – 6:11
  13. "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" (Olatunji) – 5:43

A bonus disc with 3 additional tracks ("Spirits Dancing in the Flesh", "Wings of Grace", "Get It in Your Soul") were included in a limited edition Japanese re-release.


  • Alex Ligertwood – vocals
  • Vorriece Cooper – vocals, percussion
  • Carlos Santana – guitars, vocals
  • Jorge Santana – guitars, vocals
  • Chester Thompson – organ, keyboards, vocals
  • Myron Dove – bass guitar, vocals
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.drums
  • Karl Perazzo – percussion, conga, timbales, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – percussion, conga, vocals


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Sacred Fire: Live in South America at AllMusic
  2. ^ Santana: Sacred Fire, Live in Mexico (DVD video). Island Def Jam Music Group. 1993. OCLC 47982489. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sacred Fire: Santana Live in South America - Santana | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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