I actually got to see this train go my town by when they Mano Negra had this experience I was like 13 and thought, I want get on that train!!!
This motley crew of artists, tatoo experts, railroad workers, young musicians playing a mix of reggae, salsa, and local folk, a pyrotech expert with a huge fire breathing iron iguana bought an old train, made home made cars with butterflies welded on their sides. They managed to travel through large territories controlled by leftist revolutionaries, stopping at small towns and drawing big crowds.
The FARC, extreme right wing death squads, powerful drug lords, politicians hungry to grab the spotlight, mafioso trucking and bus corporations, A nervous French embassyt, and alarmed Columbian officials. Great look into the life of one of my favorite music artists.
It's almost like you're in that train with them. Manu's dad does a great job in describing their adventures and captures the country's details amazingly.
The Train of Ice and Fire has 54 ratings and 4 reviews. Joe said: Chao follows his son of the famed Mano Negra on a train through Colombia. The trip itse. Colombia, November a reconstructed old passenger train, bespangled with yellow butterflies, is carrying one hundred musicians, acrobats, and artists on.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I was very excited to see this book in ebook format. I have the dead-tree version but prefer to read ebook. But in reviewing this version, it is missing ALL the pictures that the dead-tree book has.
I would like to see this updated to include the pictures One person found this helpful. Fantastic read just a shame as I'm sure sone of the magic has been lost in translation but great book none the less. See all 5 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The Train of Ice and Fire is a book about hope and dreams in troubled times. It is about a father accompanying his son through an experience which will change his life. But most of all it is about Colombia, the flora, the fauna, the history, the politics and, more than any of that, it is a book about people.
Paperback version includes a set of colour photographs from El Espectador.
Prefer to buy on Amazon?: Hardback , Paperback and Kindle. Click here to see a playlist of footage from the trip. Chao Senior is a grey-haired presence among the Mohicans, primarily there to keep an eye on his sons.
He becomes an excellent chronicler, placing us right in the thick of the action, a bone hard wooden bench for a bed and no guarantee of supper tomight. Even fewer, one suspects, would be happy about that journalist being their father.
I also didn't learn too much about Colombia. It was nice to read a travel narrative that was less about independent advent Chao follows his son of the famed Mano Negra on a train through Colombia. It was nice to read a travel narrative that was less about independent adventure than collective voyaging, but that didn't make it super exciting. Definitivamente cuenta la mejor de las historias de Colombia.
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