As the first great western rock band to play in Cuba, it arrives at Havana Manic Street Preachers, considered the best grouping of the country in its genre during the last five years. In twelve years the team - in principle a quartet, now a trio- has conquered British young people by virtue of technical virtuosity and sincere self-assurance.
The band of the town, as it is also known, has made its own the struggle of the miners of his native Blackwood and other social struggles. His birth had to do with the theme masses against classes, which displaced the youth groups of the moment from the first places of success. Of more recent appearance dates Baby Elián, the testimony of the band about the kidnapping of our child, where he denounces the change of happiness for the money.
In today's concert, Manic Street Preachers will announce the songs of the CD Meet the enemy, widely disseminated during the past year. With several of these themes the group closed the 20th century with a giant concert at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff, the most rock and roll venue on the planet.
On the eve of a press conference, the members of the national treasure group, according to their compatriots, expressed their joy at being able to share with the Cubans and learn about their reality. It is not just a gesture, but also an expression of respect for what we know about the history and culture of this country. Here we have heroes that we feel, like Felix Savón or Alberto Juantorena. We also want to exchange with the rock community of the Island and see what projects come out of that dialogue, "they declared. A Cuban flag on the cover of one of his albums proves solidarity with this town. In addition, its aesthetic graphic design is fantastic, they explained.
Manic Street Preachers also combats the Americanization of culture. In that sense, Cuba is an example. He has always fought for independence and he has also achieved it in this field. When asked if their visit could cause problems in the United States, they answered irreverently: Probably. At least, we hope so.