Manal is tagged as: blues rock, rock argentino, blues, argentina, argentina rock
Manal were an early argentine rock group, one of the three along with Almendra and Los Gatos dubbed the founding trilogy of rock in that country.
Whereas Almendra brought an Argentine identity to the sound and Los Gatos the electric guitar, influenced by Cream Manal brought the blues to Argentina’s rock conscience. Their early years where spent in regular gigs at the mythic “La Cueva” club, birthplace of the first generation of Argentine rock groups.
|Manal is an Arabic name that means “can get hold of it” and there is well known phrase is Arabic that includes this name: “sa’ab al Manal” which means very difficut to reach.
In 1968 after their demos being rejected by multiple record labels, the band approached long time friend and producer Jorge Alvarez. In order for Manal to get material recorded, it was necessary to build a new label. So Alvarez teamed up with Pedro Pujó and created the Mandioca Label, event of high historical importance as it would become the first label exclusively dedicated to Argentine rock.
Under the fledgling label, Manal released their first two singles in 1968. But their consummate moment came at the 1969 Pinap Festival. On the back of their near daily performances throughout the ye...
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