Live From the Inside
November 14, 2012 5:58 PM   Subscribe

Radio Colifata is a beloved weekly Buenos Aires radio show run by psychiatric patients that breaks down boundaries between the "interned" and the "externed." During his Argentina tour, radio supporter Manu Chao invited a few Colifatos to join him. LT22 Radio La Colifata is 94 minute a documentary (in Spanish) shot over ten years that celebrates the station and the tour.
posted by madamjujujive (7 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Fascinating, thank you! I wish there were subtitles on that video though. My Spanish is nowhere near good enough.

(Which is not at all a criticism of the post.)
posted by 256 at 6:03 PM on November 14, 2012

Every time I hear a story about Manu Chao, he just seems like an evermore stand-up guy. I saw him live once and it was an incredible show. His album Clandestino is also a stone-cold classic.
posted by Kattullus at 6:07 PM on November 14, 2012 [2 favorites]

My Spanish is pathetic, 256, but I turned on captions in YT, which helped un poquito. You can even try captions in English, but that is a little surreal. I enjoyed it despite the linguistic difficulties.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:08 PM on November 14, 2012

"Music is good for the men..."
posted by ovvl at 8:12 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

"¬°Tenemos derecho a ser felices!"

Love this. I'd write it on every wall in every language if I could.
posted by threeants at 2:03 AM on November 15, 2012

Just came in to say that I really dig Manu Chao. When I used to work for the cigar factory, and before we got iPods to run the music, we had Clandestino on CD in the big CD jukebox (remember those?) of bachata, merengue, and Cuban jazz. I played that one just about every shift -- at first just because I liked the sound of the songs, but then later (as I picked up a little Spanish) I started to realize the political nature of his music and he really just exploded for me. What an incredible artist and human being.
posted by Scientist at 8:47 PM on November 15, 2012 [2 favorites]

Bless you madamjujujive.
posted by latkes at 5:25 PM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

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