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- DescriptionA definitive biography of Manu Chao, the Che Guevara of world music. A decade ago, Manu Chao's band, Ma Negra, toured Columbia by train, negotiating with government troops and rebels - an episode described at the time as 'less like a rock'n'roll tour - more like Napoleon's retreat from Moscow'. That's Manu in a nutshell. He does everything differently. He is a multi-million selling artist who prefers sleeping on friends' floors to five-star hotels, an anti-globalisation activist who hangs out with prostitute-activists in Madrid and Zapatista leader Comandante Marcos in Chiapas, a recluse who is at home singing in front of 100,000 people in stadiums in Latin America or festivals in Europe. Clandesti has been five years in the writing, as Peter Culshaw followed Manu around the world, invited at a moment's tice to head to the Sahara, or Brasil, or to Bues Aires, where Manu was making a record with mental asylum inmates. The result is one of the most fascinating music biographies we're ever likely to read.
- Author BiographyPeter Culshaw was described by his friend Malcolm McLaren as 'the Indiana Jones of world music'. His assignments have included hanging out with Central African pygmies and reports from the Amazon and Siberia. He has profiled many leading classical, world and jazz musicians for the Observer and Telegraph, as well as BBC radio. As a musician, he was signed in the 1980s to Brian Eno's label and later recorded with the Buena Vista Social Club.
- Author(s)Peter Culshaw
- PublisherProfile Books Ltd
- Date of Publication09/05/2013
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSerpent's Tail
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight347 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsWith flaps
- Edition StatementMain
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