Why “ Hijo De La Luna “ - masterpiece? Jose Maria Kano and “ Son of the Moon “Jose Maria Kano, as it is accepted to speak, the chief composer existing once the priest - the rock groups “ Mekano “. It is a little strange to write its biography as the person quite is well and it is exclusively successful as the artist. Therefore it is very shortly possible to try to depict the known milestones of his life.
The tradition in the Spanish music never disappeared, never she was tried to be etched consciously. In Spain the long and rich academic line of music and absolutely live traditions of city and national musical culture.
The fact that all there still live, all indissoluble, gives to music of all genres all opportunities and chances to exist, develop and give rise to the masterpieces.
Jose Maria Kano as it is accepted to speak, the chief composer existing once the priest - the rock groups “ Mekano “ (the part of songs was written together with the brother Nacho, but we live in that era in which we live). It is a little strange to write its biography as the person quite is well and it is exclusively successful as the artist. Therefore it is very shortly possible to try to depict the known milestones of his life.
Jose Maria Kano was born on February 25, 1959 in Madrid. The father worked in the textile industry, mother went in for political sciences, in a family was four children: three brothers and sister. Jose Maria attended school, sang there in chorus, and also separately took painting lessons. In the house there was no player even: the family was rather well-to-do, but in any way with music not connected. At the request of brothers their father bought a guitar that boys learned to play a flamenco. Two sons were fond of a guitar, endured boom of love to “ Beatles “ at this Jose Maria continued to take painting lessons, preparing for career of the architect.
Soon brothers got acquainted with the beginning singer Ana Torrojoy (Ana Torroja), the stereotyped thought came to all three to mind to create musical collective - the priest - " group; Mekano “. What they also made.
At this Jose Maria manages to take courses on architecture, helps the father with business. Since 1982 again created " group; Mekano “ lets out the first album and gets the international glory soon. What is not surprising: in music elements of fate, the priest, a flamenco and the Latin American rhythms are very successfully combined.
By the way, in one of the first clips of group (“ La Fuerza del Destino “) for the first time in life Penelope Crous acted, it was its the first, though tiny, a role. As Wikipedia gossips, at that time future famous actress was the brother Jose`s girlfriend - Nacho Cano (Ignacio Cano Andres) - one of participants and composers of group.
Subject of songs of " group; Mekano “ it was various. Except the traditional and not murdered subject of relationship of the man and the woman (who at us, for example, degenerated finally), in texts both the social subject, and historical is traced (there is even a song “ Laika “ devoted to the Soviet doggie in space), and romantichesko - legendary subject.
In the last the, perhaps, best-known song of " group is written; Mekano “ - “ Son of the Moon “. In Spanish “ Hijo de la Luna “. The lyrics was translated also into other languages, and in the Italian option it is known as Figlio della Luna, etc. The text already surprises. It zhutkovat, of course, but could be quite stylized under ancient legends. And the Gipsy subject in the Spanish culture - not others more likely it completely “ the “. “ Hijo de la Luna “ - certainly, ballad.
The Gipsy loves the Gipsy from other tribe and is ready for everything for the sake of love. The moon is ready to help it with it, but with a terrible condition: she demands to herself the firstborn. The Gipsy happily marries the beloved, but the child is born white and with light eyes. The Gipsy kills the wife and carries away the child on the hill - closer to the Moon. When the kid cries, the Moon becomes a half moon - a cradle and it rocks to sleep. The child calms down - and the Moon already itself quiet, full. The moon became mother to the child, and he forever became her son.
It is very difficult to carry this song completely to bottoms - culture. “ Hijo De La Luna “ - unconditional masterpiece. Here it is not important at all to what genre the song belongs. Not only the poetic text, but also music is unusual. And here we are present at the phenomenon when the song, initially “ appointed “ priest “ itself becomes a certain phenomenon in art.
" group; Mekano “ as we know, broke up. After disintegration of group of Jose Maria Kano some time continued the musical activity. He composed the opera “ Moon “ which was put, and in a leading role there was Placido Domingo. He composed the anthem of the Spanish football club Real Madrid. To visit to Spain of the Pope Benedict XVI he composes the spiritual song “ Padre Nuestro “ and many other things.
It is possible to assume that big and very difficult role Jose Maria Kano`s lives was played by divorce and an illness of the son. Practically at once he completely devotes himself to painting. Jose Maria develops the style. Exhibitions - annual. To describe or estimate Jose Maria Kano`s activity as artist, also it is difficult for me and does not enter a task of this article. Jose Maria Kano continues to live and create.
The best-known records of the song “ Hijo De La Luna “ - it is group “ Mekano “ Sara Brayton`s execution and Monserrat Kabalye.