he had Been asked by social networks, but never thought that it would become a reality. Manu Chao came to the door of the cultural center popular The Spark of Assumption when no one expected it. It was Friday, just about seven in the evening. It was evening and they were opening the bar, pulling out the tables and chairs of wood on the street Star, when, suddenly, the singer appeared, smiling under a white cap.
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A dozen people awestruck around the artist, born in Paris of father gallego, sitting and guitar borrowed in hand, began to sing. They simply could not believe: the campaign that they did for a week on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the tag #ManuenlaChispa had been successful.
From The Spark were broadcasting the amazing appearance. Manu Chao, like many other international artists that travel to South America, I had never visited Paraguay. Between puffs on a cigar and told that he was about to come once, but he was still strong the dictatorship of the military Alfredo Sotressner (1954-1989). After much time, Manu came to this country without sea and decided to participate this weekend in the argentine festival of export-Cosquín Rock 2018, where the next day he sang, he alone and his guitar, before some 10,000 people. Piabet
Sitting in The Spark is to support all a symbol of the urban culture local. The center of colonial vestiges of Asunción is a place nearly abandoned by the authorities and by its few owners, despite its wealth of heritage. Therefore, spaces such as The Spark are vital to sustain the life of the residents and the alternative culture compared to other neighborhoods gentrificados, full of commercial spaces without identity, and international chains of hotels and restaurants as any other place in the world.The guitar Pachín Centurion signed by Manu Chao.
The exintegrante of the Black Hand shared three subjects and he passed the guitar to the singer-songwriter paraguayan Pachín Centurion, sitting at your side, you sang the guarania Black Bird (Guyra hu) in guarani, the language most popular in Paraguay, official alongside Spanish. Also Chokokue Pure Hei (the song of The peasant) and then Manu asked another one to talk about the Che Guevara, and Pachín sang The Zamba del Che by Victor Jara.
The simple exchange of poetry and melody in the middle of the street only to be stopped by the hugs that Manu accepted, smiling and squeezing strong, whole person approach. Assumption is small. Little by little, a hundred cheerful people surrounded the Grasshopper Only, as presented in acoustic format, and is taking more and more photos with him. Manu, with patience and smile infinite, pandered to at all. To say goodbye, we signed the guitar Pachín, went up the right foot to the chair, put pose of rumba and started with the last song: Gone. The audience burst out in chorus. “It was a dream for many people, it is now part of the legend,” said Pachín to THE COUNTRY.