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Próxima Estación: Esperanza

Album by Manu Chao
2001, 17 tracks, 47 mins 5 sec




Album Info

"Próxima Estación: Esperanza"



  • Jun 01, 2001


  • Latin
  • International


Próxima Estación: Esperanza (English: Next Stop: Hope) is an album by Manu Chao. It was released in Europe in 2001. It was released in the United States on 5 June 2001 on Virgin Records. Chao and others sing in Arabic, English, French, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish on this album. The backing track to "Homens", a tight rap about various kinds of men, written and performed by Brazilian journalist (and Chao's friend) Valeria dos Santos Costa, is identical to the backing track for "Bongo Bong", Chao's successful single from four years earlier; however, in the short documentary film Infinita tristeza (included within the bonus section of his 2002 live DVD Babylonia en Guagua), Chao stated that "Homens" was the song for which the well-known backing track was originally recorded. The final song on the album, "Infinita Tristeza", does not contain any vocals by Chao, but it consists of the same backing track as "Me Gustas Tú", over which several samples and soundbites are layered; most of them come from a cartoon-based TV documentary film about pregnancy and childbirth, produced in 1977 by TVE and aimed at children.
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