Mana has unquestionably become the biggest musical group in Latin Music history! Millions of albums sold worldwide, sold-out concert tours and multiple record awards are just some of the accomplishments achieved by one of the most popular bands in the World. Mana is now set to deliver a most anticipated release, Revolution De Amor. A production comprised of 12 new songs and the group’s first studio album in almost five years. Produced by Fher (lead vocals) and Alex Gonzales (vocals and drums), Revolucion De Amor is a musical blend of the style and arrangements that Mana is very well known for, but also features other musical forms such as Funk and Afro/Cuban performances recorded by the group for the first time. Finalizing the completion of this International globe of music, two musical legends collaborate and join Mana on Revolucion De Amor, Carlos Santana and Ruben Blades.
With 16 million total units in global sales (1999’s MTV Unplugged has sold 3 million copies so far), four-time Grammy winners Maná are one of the biggest Latin rock bands around. Revolución de Amor, the four-piece band’s first studio album in five years, continues Maná’s ongoing dual interest in themes of love and social issues, and the band is masterful at packaging its potent messages in an accessible guitar-based sound. Hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, Maná create an organic mix of classic rock, modern rock, and traditional Latin music that will appeal to fans of Santana and Rubén Blades (both of whom make guest appearances here). But the band is also able to attract younger audiences thanks to punkier songs such as “Nada Que Perder,” which could very easily break through on K-rock radio stations across the U.S. One of Maná’s best albums to date, Revolución de Amor is proof positive that Latin rock can be accessible to a broad range of people who don’t speak Spanish. –Tad Hendrickson
About the Artist
Born in Venezuela and living in the U.S since 1990, Jesús Eduardo Florido has established himself as a very versatile musician. His training in the classical tradition has given him the perseverance and work ethics that are needed to succeed in the music world. At the mean time he also has studied Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Rock, and Fiddle music, which combined, with his Latin American roots have produced an eclectic vision of music interpretation.
His influences are as a diverse as one can imagine, names like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Grapelli, Hendrix, Ponty, Shankar and Santana are rarely placed on the same sentence but for him is an everyday combination.
He has bridged the acoustic and electric violin worlds by respecting the capabilities of each one of them and applying them accordingly. American fiddler Mark OConnor recognized him when he invited him to teach Latin style fiddling and Improvisation at his camps in Nashville and San Diego. He has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning as part of Mr. O’Connor”s line up of artists.
His playing can be heard on many commercial recordings and with The Paula Mengarelli Band. He has shared the stage with a wide variety of artists from Zubin Metha, Pinchas Zukermann and Itzhak Perlman to Whitney Houston, Moody Blues, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page among many others.