Carlos Santana Is Engaged!

Celebrity Body Jul. 12, 2010 AT 12:09PM
Carlos Santana Is Engaged! Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NAACP

Talk about a Smooth proposal!

Four songs into his July 9 concert in Tinley Park, Ill., guitarist Carlos Santana popped the question to drummer Cindy Blackman as fans cheered on the newly engaged couple.

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"Cindy and I are blessed to have found each other," Santana, 62, tells in a statement. "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."

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Just before the proposal, Blackman -- who has recorded and toured with Lenny Kravitz in the past -- joined Santana for a drum solo on his hit "Corazon Espinado."

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This will be Santana's second marriage; his wife of 34 years, Deborah, filed for divorce in 2007.

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