Manu Chao – …Próxima Estación… Esperanza
Manu Chao is a French-Spanish singer. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Greek and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos, which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. With friends and his brother Antoine Chao, he founded the band Mano Negra in 1987, achieving considerable success, particularly in Europe. He became a solo artist after its breakup in 1995, and since then tours regularly with his live band, Radio Bemba. Próxima Estación: Esperanza (English: Next Stop: Hope) is his second album, released in Europe in 2001. Chao and others sing in Arabic, English, French, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish, and the album received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance. In 2010 Esperanza was listed at #65 in Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of the Decade” and in 2012, the magazine listed it at No. 474 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
2 x LP
Label: Because Records
Cat. # BEC5161607