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The Train of Ice and Fire: Mano Negra in Colombia | reviews, news & interviews

The Train of Ice and Fire: Mano Negra in Colombia

The Train of Ice and Fire: Mano Negra in Colombia

Father's view of a band gone loco

"There have been some legendary rock'n'roll train rides over the years", as music journalist Nigel Williamson put it, "but there has surely never been a train ride like the one Manu Chao took across Colombia in 1993." The travellers included Manu's band Manu Negra (a hugely successful band throughout Europe and Latin America at the time)  and assorted other musicians, clowns, circus artists and tattooists, not to mention ice-sculptures and, a fire-breathing dragon called Roberto.

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