Manolo Garcia fascinates and stirs her magic in Porta Verada

For Manolo García, the pandemic interruption has made him create more and more songs, up to 27 songs, which make up his duet release last spring, the albums Mi vida en Marte and Desatinos plucked. And if in his music there have always been signs of a desire to get out of the world, which we can all share at one time or another, then the brush with reality is now more contrasted, And from there come concerts with the point of venting and flying into a parallel ball, Like the one shown on Friday at the Porta Verada Festival.

Citizen Garcia in full form, having overcome the virus that assaulted him a few weeks ago, is at the gates of the tour, which is forced to postpone the first four dates. And with the addition of rock spirit, and a fondness for songs that came out of a time tunnel, from a previous life. That was an unprecedented start with three consecutive songs from his time with El Último de la Fila, beginning with ‘Insurrección’, the suspended electric guitar (in an exciting feat with Josete Ordóñez’s mandolin), with Lejos de las leys de los hombres” and with another reversal of the good old days. Pen and ink.

Communication with the public

Scenes of relief and liberation, we all get rid of the accumulated dust (epidemic). “Are you delighted? Joy and reunion. To take the mask as a sack, what a pain! rdquor; A night with the features of the social event at Guíxols Arena, With 3,500 attendees ready to celebrate the dreamy hair crossing and physical delivery of calorieswith all the fine instrumental art (seven trustworthy musicians) and an explosive connection with the audience.

Manolo García did not give low-format concerts during times of restrictions, and It could be said that returning to the scene two and a half years after the “Lightning Engineering” tour ended, he amended some of his laws.. “This year, the most important thing in the world is to sing, to sing—he told us.” It’s funny, because I didn’t realize that on other tours. This year I want you to sing, and that’s why we’re playing more songs you can all know, he said, as he hinted at “anguish” that seemed to float around us, “which took a very strange turn,” for them, pointed out. “It is important that we defend ourselves by singing.

appetite for life

The most exciting part of the new material, the “Mi vida en Marte” album, was noted with a series of songs that ranged from the mid-tempo “Diez mil Veranos”, with its craving for liveliness, to the blues.” Reguero Delicious, voiced by Partner violinist Olvido Lanza.From there to the dubious reggae of “I’m Cheerful” and the sensual “sometimes it plays”, again with the aim of El ltimo.

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The other new albums, “Desatinos plucked”, with a more vocal twist, had a lower presence, but “La maturranga” opened up a quieter sequence with violin and guitar plots. Manolo García has his reservations when it comes to considering it could be considered flamenco, with all the lyrics, but in “Labyrinth of Dreams” there were the touches of Rumba he wants to put in context. He noted that he grew up in Poble Nou, where he “heard everything” including “rumba Layetana and Gràcia, rumba for people for people, with joy and self-confidence”. I love teenage Manolo Led Zeppelin and the Beatles as much as I love Beret. And already they put, Sesa and Pau Repa. “Amstava’s life, com ara tots is here. Visca la rumba catalana! & rdquo;.

Enlightened by this saying, and without lowering the electric guitars, he once again made the audience sing, and his first assignment on this tour, was in a ‘mix’ based on ‘Somos levidad’ and in an apparition which again referred to El ltimo with ‘Silver Aviones’ and ‘Sara’ . Manolo García in an integrated way, without evading, retaining energy or gimmicks for the future, All this is presented in a presentation that includes two other dates on Catalan stagesthis Saturday at the Arts d’Estiu Festival in Pineda de Mar, and on November 5 in Palau Sant Jordi.


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