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Actor: Manu Chao
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2002     1hr 54min


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Actor: Manu Chao
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Rock & Roll, Other Music, Latin Music
Studio: Virgin Records Us
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/15/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Spanish

Movie Reviews

Que Pasa por la Calle?
Ryan Trammell | El Cajon, CA USA | 06/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a Manu Chao fan for many years now, and have had the privelege to have seen him in concert twice, once in San Diego, and more recently in Tijuana. The passion and energy of his music will stay with you for life. His message is one of justice and love for humanity. This is my favorite music DVD by far. It is so honest and fills one up with excitement and envy because to be free like that seems impossible. The abstract documentary which has the llama scene is like a collage of thoughts and expressions running through the mind of this man and those who are with him. One has to understand it for the overall message. To look at it literally will only confuse the viewer. The concert is awesome and gives people a sense of what an experience going to his concert truly is. Watching it on a DVD is one thing, but experiencing it firsthand is entirely different. This is meant to show people what Manu Chao is all about, and hopefully it will draw people to an artist who has the rare ability to enable people to envision a world of peace, justice, and one in which borders are broken down."
Manu in Babylon
Old School Fool | 11/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great video from a great band. The tour video is really interesting, focusing more on the band than Manu himself... or rather, you get Manu from a circular perspective by observing the band in action; this segment is very well done; Then there is a live concert; it's okay. Then Manu's own directorial bit, with an extended music vid featuring lots of snippets of footage... kind of weird, but good in parts; there is good footage of the band playing remote countryside villages in South America. If you're a fan, I can't imagine you wouldn't enjoy this video. There's good philosophizing happening in it too. Punk Cookery, The Punk Rocker's Cafe Cookbook, Vegetarian Specialties"
One of the best DVDs I've seen
Manuel A. Otero | West Chester, PA | 03/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Where do I start... this truly is a must piece for any Manu Chao fan. The DVD has several pieces, my favorite one being the concert in France. It is a very high-energy all throughout. It makes me wish I had been there.

Manu is a very talented artist who creates very intriguing and mesmerizing songs in the most simple of ways. To me, he is one of my favorite artists right alongside Bob Marley. He sings about love, about social issues, and having a good old time.

You will find people criticizing him for smoking marihuana or for some other content in the different sections of the DVD... particularly the one involving a llama. Manu travels around the world in order to experience new cultures, to see what their traditions and customs are, and how simple life can be outside of the big cities of the world, where corruption is abundant, some where violence rule parts of them, and some where poverty is in an alarming state. In the llama scene he watches the locals making an offering to the earth. Is it right, or this wrong? People will judge based on their beliefs and their own culture instead of being open-minded and understanding of other ways of life.

We are one world with many differences in customs, languages, traditions, religions, etc... These can bring us together, they take us to war, and they set us apart, etc. "Hey Mr. Marley, sing something good to me, this world go crazy, it's an emergency...""