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Tales de Polli, along with Fabinho Araújo and Felipe Souza, spoke about the career and challenges of the pandemic

Disclosure / 01.04.2021Tales de Polli, Fabinho Araújo and Felipe Souza, from Maneva, participated in ‘No Caminho Eu te Explico’

One of the most popular reggae groups today, the band Maneva has been standing out more and more on music streaming platforms and celebrates its 15-year career with a new album called “Caleidoscope”. The musicians Tales of Polli, Fabinho Araújo e Felipe Souza participated this Thursday, 1, of the table “On the way I explain“, from the program Morning Show, in which the presenter Fred Ring and your guests talk and sing on board a Volvo XC40. On the tour, members of Maneva spoke about the difficulties at the beginning of their careers and gave their opinions on issues such as the legalization of marihuana. “I think everyone should smoke a joint, not just those who listen to reggae (laughs). Just can’t get in the way [a vida da pessoa]. The prohibitionist policy is bankrupt, especially considering the way in which we treat the user. It is this prohibitionism that opens the door for many people to earn money, commented Tales, the band’s vocalist.

With the pandemic of Covid-19, Maneva stopped doing shows, but continues to work to bring news to fans. “We are doing what we can do. We are composing and producing. Trying to make things lighter despite the critical moment we are going through. In this pandemic, it is very important to have art, to have music available, something new for the crowd to consume ”, commented the vocalist who defined the artist as the soul doctor. One way to get close to the public was to make a show no style drive-in. The presentation took place at the Allianz Parque football stadium in São Paulo. “We were so lacking on stage that it was cool for the hell. You feel like in the movie ‘Cars’ ”, joked Tales. “And it was at Allianz, it is not even a matter of being Palmeirense, but it is a place where several gigantic ‘gringo’ bands have already performed, so arriving at this place and feeling this atmosphere is sensational”, added Fabinho, drummer of Maneva.

The band emerged in 2005 and for many years it was a independent band. “The record company only came in 2016. We were independent until 2015. It is complicated to be independent in Brazil with a lack of incentive to culture. Today, everything has become more wide open. But we have been suffering from a lack of investment in culture for a long time. Success was never something that we sought. I think success is like a shadow, the more you go after it the more you get, ”said Tales. In 2011, the group even thought about giving up, but it was too late, because they had already won over an audience that they didn’t even imagine. “Things started to happen,” said the vocalist who recalled that the band’s shows started to sell out, the fans already knew the songs and even tattoos started to do with parts of the songs. “One of Maneva’s ambitions is this: to be great at making music to last longer and to make our music reach as many people as possible,” concluded Maneva’s voice.

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