Guitar legend Carlos Santana has been given a permanent tribute by officials in California who have named a school in his honour.
Executives of the Los Angeles Unified school board have approved plans to rename Valley Region Elementary School No. 12 in the San Fernando Valley after the veteran musician to recognise his career achievements and charity work with children.
The facility will be renamed the Carlos Santana Arts Academy.
The guitarist, who was born in Mexico, but spent much of his childhood in San Francisco, California, wrote a letter of thanks to officials in accepting the honour and reiterated his commitment to helping educational causes.
He writes, "Each child's soul is the seed that contains light and love. By investing in patience compassion, kindness, and gentle wisdom, each child will bear fruit of divinity."