Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 14, 2002–mun2 televisión, the best cable television alternative for young U.S. Latinos, will be airing a special one-hour concert of rock en español pioneer Manu Chao on Sunday August 25th at 7pm ET/PT. Titled “Clandestino: Manu Chao”, this mun2 original production was filmed in London July 2nd and gives a look into the life of this renowned artist, featuring songs from Manu Chao’s most recent production: “Próxima Estación…Esperanza”, which has sold has sold over 2 million copies worldwide since its launch on June 1st.
Manu Chao’s language versatility has made him one of the world’s most popular artists. A traveler whose songs mix socio-political commentary with infectious rhythms inspired by the world he lives in, Manu Chao has been cited by Rolling Stone as the multilingual Bob Marley. He has gathered 17 tracks – including one in French, one in Portuguese, one in Arabic, two in English, nine in Spanish, and two in Portuñol (a jumble of Portuguese and Spanish) – that infuse displaced and migratory themes with a call for new hope, peace and brotherhood in a world in a state of emergency…therefore its title “Próxima Estación: ESPERANZA,” which translates to “Next Station: Hope.”
Manu Chao, whose records are widely known in Latin America, was born in Paris on July 21, 1961, to a Galician man living in exile in France to escape Franco’s dictatorship. His beginnings in music were with the bands Hot Pants and Los Carayos. Then, together with his cousin Santiago Casariego, he created the Mano Negra group in 1987, which produced his first hit, “Mala Vida”. Shortly after an extended and exhausting tour throughout Latin America -which included Colombian villages besieged by guerrillas and drug-traffickers- the group broke up. In 1998 he made a comeback with “Clandestino,” an album inspired by his long stay in Latin America and Africa. ”
mun2 televisión is the new cable alternative for young U.S. Latinos. Its fresh, new and authentic programming line-up reaches more than 5.2 million total households. The network is part of Telemundo Cable, a division of Telemundo Communications Group, Inc. Telemundo is operated by NBC.
Claudia Santa Cruz