By Peter Culshaw
A decade in the past, Manu Chao's band, Mano Negra, toured Colombia through teach, negotiating with govt troops and rebels - an episode defined on the time as 'less like a rock'n'roll travel - extra like Napoleon's retreat from Moscow'. that is Manu in a nutshell. He does every thing another way. he's a multi-million promoting artist who prefers slumbering on acquaintances' flooring to five-star inns, an anti-globalisation activist who hangs out with prostitute-activists in Madrid and Zapatista chief Comandante Marcos in Chiapas, a recluse who's at domestic making a song in entrance of 100,000 humans in stadiums in Latin the United States or fairs in Europe.
Clandestino has been 5 years within the writing, as Peter Culshaw Manu world wide, invited at a moment's become aware of to go to the Sahara, or Brazil, or to Buenos Aires, the place Manu was once creating a list with psychological asylum inmates. the result's some of the most interesting tune biographies we are ever prone to read.
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Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao by Peter Culshaw