Please try again later. Verified Purchase. It's a compilation of songs he wrote while traveling in Latin America, Europe, and Africa. While "Casa Babylon", the last original-material CD released by Mano Negra, is regarded by some Latin American musicians as a breakthrough in Spanish-language rock and roll, "Clandestino" is a development of Manu Chao as a solo artist.
He collaborated with Renaud Letang in producing the CD. According to Peter Culshaw's book, the music was originally recorded with layers of techno-electronica over Manu's playing and singing.
However, a computer accident stripped out the drum-machine and electronica tracks, and Manu and Letang liked the result. The title track is an iconic Manu Chao song, championing the poor and dispossessed of the world. The second, "Desaparecido", could be understood as an autobiographical song about the years in the mids that Manu spent wandering: like the song's narrator, he seldom stayed in one place for long, disappearing from a city or country almost as soon as he arrived.
But it's risky to read Manu Chao too closely. This was a semi-spontaneous endeavour between Thievery Corporation and Manu Chao facilitated by a new-found friendship developed during Lollapalooza In January he was the headline act at the opening night of Sydney Festival , marking his first concert in Australia. Chao believes that our world lacks spaces for "collective therapy" and describes his concerts as small temporary spaces where people of different backgrounds can come together.
Chao's lyrics provoke his audience to think about immigration, love, living in ghettos , drugs, and often carry a left-wing message. This reflects Chao's own political leanings—he is very close to the Zapatistas and their public spokesman, Subcomandante Marcos. They adopted the trappings of punk. He's one of the punkiest artists out there I can think of.
It's an inclusionary spirit that is punk. Chao uses both a website and a Facebook account to show the work he does with these patients and ex patients. On their Facebook page he explains that the mission of this group is to diminish the stigma that people place on mental illness and to promote the use of services that are meant to help those with mental illnesses. In an interview with the School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California in , Chao expressed his opinions about topics such as the effects of economic globalization on social inequality.
In this interview he expressed a worry that mafias are the greatest threat to democracy and that this is already evident in certain places, like Russia and Mexico. He stated that this is one reason that he is for the legalization of drugs such as marijuana - he explained that mafias are making capital off of the distribution of illegal drugs which gives them more economic power, thus making it easier for them to potentially overthrow governments.
In this interview he also expressed his belief that currently, the global market is the largest force shaping the lives of people throughout the world.
For this reason, he believes that the most effective way to solve social problems in individual countries is to address them at a global level by changing the policies dictating the global market.
He explained that since most people are not given the power to directly change these policies, the most effective way to bring about change would be to make a statement to those running the economy by becoming self-sufficient through boycotting corporations, growing one's own vegetables, and making one's own clothes.
He then added that he does not own a car or cell phone because he does not need either of these. He also talked about having weak leaders as a threat to democracy and explained that there are small movements in Spain that are fighting for blank votes to be recorded as legitimate votes. He explained this could be a solution because blank votes currently make up a majority of the votes in elections, which means that election results are inaccurate. Another topic he discussed during this interview was education.
He expressed his belief that education is important and should be free for everyone. He mentioned that Cuba is able to provide free education for all those living in Cuba despite being a small country and that he does not understand how the United States being such a powerful nation was not able to do the same. He then expressed frustration at the fact that one can enroll in the armed forces in the United States and "learn to kill" for free, but had to pay to learn to do anything else.
He suggested that this is a sign that the United States is afraid of its future. When asked about immigration during this interview, Chao mentioned that the West, particularly the United States, has a population with a lot of elderly people and that in order to excel in the future, the West needs the youth from " Third World " countries. He explains that providing legal status to immigrant young people would require the United States to honor the rights of these immigrants, and therefore it is cheaper and easier for the United States to deny so many young immigrants a legal status.
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Manu Chao. Bongo Bong. Je Ne T'Aime Plus. Lagrimas de Oro. Mama Call. Luna y Sol. Por el Suelo. Welcome to Tijuana. Dia LinaThe first solo album released by the former frontman of Mano Negra, Clandestino is an enchanting trip through Latin-flavored worldbeat rock, reliant on a potpourri of musical styles from traditional Latin and salsa to dub to rock & roll to French pop to experimental rock to techno.8/