Spain: Manu Chao cancels show over political flap



Manu Chao cancels shows over political flap

Manu Chao refuses to exclude Basque band member with alleged ‘ETA roots’.

The American music magazine Billboard writes:
“World music star Manu Chao canceled concerts last night (Sept. 3) in Malaga, Spain, and tonight in Murcia after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Batasuna political party. Batasuna was the political wing of the Basque armed separatist organization ETA, which has allegedly killed more than 800 people in its 35-year struggle for Basque independence.”

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