Manu Chao and Mano Negra

Of the hundreds of Manu Chao clips on YouTube, it is hard to beat the seven-and-a-half minute musical travelogue entitled ‘Tren de Hielo y Fuego Colombia.’ It brilliantly captures the audacious, manic and quite probably insane six-week trip he took by train across Colombia with his band Mano Negra in 1993. Stopping to play free concerts in small rural villages en route, the enterprise destroyed the band – but what a way to go.