The Video Features Footage Of Manu And Soccer Legend Maradona Together In Buenos Aires As Well As Vintage Footage Of Maradona Playing
Manu Chao has released a new music video for “La Vida Tombola,” the hit tribute to soccer legend Diego Maradona. The video features footage of Manu and Maradona together in Buenos Aires as well as vintage footage of Maradona playing. “La Vida Tombola” is off Manu Chao’s Latin Grammy-winning La Radiolina, which was also recently certified Gold by the RIAA.
The friendship between Manu Chao and Diego Maradona goes back to the day the young Manu first saw the equally young Maradona – clad in Boca team strip or maybe the Argentine national colors – dribble a soccer ball with his magic left foot. Manu first paid tribute to “El Diego Dios” in 1994 with the song “Santa Maradona,” from the last Mano Negra album. “La Vida Tombola” is the soundtrack to the symbolic renaissance of a redeemed Maradona, who spun into a whirlwind of drugs, excess, dieting, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, and now stands proud despite the tackles he has weathered both inside and outside the stadium.
“La Vida Tombola” is featured in a documentary about the life of Maradona by the famed Serbian director Emir Kusturica. The film was part of the official selection at Cannes this year and will be released in 2009.
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