Mana

Timeline created by Melissa Espinoza
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  • the Spies of the green hat (Sombrero Verde)

    the Spies of the green hat (Sombrero Verde)
    Mana origins date back to a band called Sombrero Verde, whose members José Fernando (Fher) Olvera, such as voice, Gustavo Orozco, the electric guitar and Calleros brothers: Juan Diego, on bass, Ulysses, on guitar Electrical and Abraham, the drummer came from Guadalajara. In 1975 he decided to get together to play different issues they admired groups, including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Police, among others. Initially calling themselves The Spies of the Green Hat, but soon
  • First Album as Sombrero Verde

    First Album as Sombrero Verde
    In 1981 they released their first album, Sombrero Verde, with the Ariola label, the singles were "Vampiro", "Profesor, " "Long Time"and "Despiértate"
  • reinventing them selves

    REINVENTION (1986)
    Looking to renew their image, the band adopts the name Maná, under which they would gain international recognition. With Fher Olvera as their singer and the Calleros brothers, Juan and Ulises, on bass and guitar respectively, the line up was completed with the addition of a young and talented drummer, Alex González, of Cuban-Colombian origin. The name Maná was chosen because of the significance it has in the Polynesian language: “Positive Energy,” not precisely for its biblica
  • Mana

    MANÁ (1987-88)
    In 1986, Maná signs a record deal with Poligram and a new era begins with the release of their self-titled debut album, which becomes an important part of a musical movement called “Rock en Tu Idioma” [Rock In Your Language]. This helped open doors for music written in Spanish and proposed a novel alternative to a scene typically dominated by music in English. Despite achieving some success, this first recording as Maná did not satisfy the band. In talking with record labels, them
  • Falta amor

    FALTA AMOR (1989-91)
    With the 90’s came essential changes. Fher and Alex knew the risks involved in putting themselves into the hands of a producer that saw bands as products rather than as an artistic proposition, which is why they opted for a different road that they had not previously traveled: they took over the production of their albums. With this idea in mind, they recorded the album Falta Amor, but it did not succeed until a year after its release and after Maná toured the country givi
  • Donde Jugaran los miños?

    ¿DÓNDE JUGARAN LOS NIÑOS? (1992-94)
    In 1992, Maná undergoes another change in their lineup with the departure of Ulises Calleros, who has since become the band’s manager. This gave way to the arrival of two new members, keyboard player Iván González and guitarist César “Vampiro” López. With this new composition they recorded ¿Dónde Jugaran los Niños? in Los Angeles. The album that was a breakthrough in the history of the band, as well as in Rock In Español, with sales of over one million units a
  • Mana en vivo

    MANÁ EN VIVO (1994)
    Now as a trio, Fher, Alex and Juan Diego gave a series of concerts in the United States, with the goal of making a live recording that would reflect all the power and energy of the group, accomplished in a double album called Maná En Vivo. The production included the collaboration of Gustavo Orozco on guitars, Sheila Ríos on background vocals and Juan Carlos Toribio, who still plays keyboards with the group live and in the studio.
  • CUANDO LOS ÁNGELES LLORAN (1995-96)

    CUANDO LOS ÁNGELES LLORAN (1995-96)
    Anxious to return to their original quartet format, Maná auditioned guitar players from different countries, until in Aguascalientes, México they finally found the talent they were looking for in the guitarist Sergio Vallín, whose amazing sensibility, technique and versatility imparted a different shine to the sound of the guitars on the bands recordings. With this new line up, Maná recorded and released the album Cuando Los Ángeles Lloran, where there is an a
  • SELVA NEGRA FOUNDATION

    SELVA NEGRA FOUNDATION (1995—UNTIL NOW)
    The problems of the environment have always been one of the worries of Maná, including many themes related to the ecological crisis that the planet is experiencing. But it’s not enough to just say or declare it; we have to take these matters in our own hands (all of humanity) because world governments cannot do it alone. For Maná, going from saying it to doing it, with regards to preserving the planet, consisted of creating The Selva Negra Foundation, whic
  • SUEÑOS LIQUIDOS

    SUEÑOS LIQUIDOS (1997-98)
    This album was born of the desire to create an environment where water, a vital element, has an important presence. Because of this, the record was created in front of the sea in Puerto Vallarta, an important location in the creative atlas of Maná. An endless number of sunsets in front of the ocean were the perfect place to write Sueños Liquidos, an album produced by Fher and Alex with Benny Faccone. The result was an energetic mixture of rock and Latin rhythms that go
  • TODO MANÁ

    TODO MANÁ (1999)
    Having conquered Spanish-speaking America, Maná still had to triumph in Spain. Therefore, in 1999 they recorded a compilation of their best songs, which was released exclusively in the Iberia peninsula. The record prepared the ground so that, one year later, Maná’s success crossed the borders of Spain.
  • CORAZÓN ESPINADO

    CORAZÓN ESPINADO (1999)
    At the end of 1998, Fher received a call from someone who claimed to be Carlos Santana. At first he thought it was a joke, but once his caller’s identity was confirmed, the band received an invitation that would have unequivocal results: collaborating on a song on the Supernatural album [of duets] that gave worldwide success to the guitarist born in Jalisco, after a period of seven years without recording any new studio albums. Maná collaborated on “Corazón Espinado”, a s
  • MTV UNPLUGGED

    MTV UNPLUGGED (1999-2000)
    After much insistence, Maná decided to accept MTV’s proposition and produced a record and DVD with acoustic versions of their best songs, recorded in a relaxed and intimate environment. The result was Unplugged, one of the best sellers of the video channel’s series, including those released by English speaking artists. For this Unplugged album Maná received two Grammy Awards and consolidated their position in Spain, where they sold-out Plaza las Ventas, the prestigious
  • GRANDES MANÁ (

    GRANDES MANÁ (2001)
    This compilation was produced with the objective of entering the Italian and German markets, countries where the language barrier has been an obstacle to their music and where they played only in small venues. The strategy produced results a couple of years later
  • SI ELLA ME FALTARA UNA VEZ

    SI ELLA ME FALTARA UNA VEZ (2001)
    Invited by the famous Cuban singer songwriter Pablo Milanes, Fher collaborated in an album of duets called Mi Querido Pablo, on which he and the Cuban singer sang the song “Si Ella Me Faltara Alguna Vez”.
  • REVOLUCIÓN DE AMOR

    REVOLUCIÓN DE AMOR (2002-03)
    In an effort to blend the essence of their sound with the sound of 60’s and 70’s rock, Maná recorded Revolución de Amor, where they used instruments and technology from those decades cleverly balanced by the modern platforms of digital sound. The result was a collection of energetic recordings, with a sound that favors the guitars but does not negate exploration and fusion. From this record, which won another Grammy Award, one can hear the following singles: “Ángel d
  • MANÁ ESENCIALES

    MANÁ ESENCIALES (2004)
    At the beginning of 2004, the band released a special compilation of three records called Maná Esenciales, with remastered versions of all the unforgettable songs of the band including the unreleased song, “Te Llevaré al Cielo.”
  • ACCESO TOTAL

    ACCESO TOTAL (2004)
    While Maná takes a sabbatical to recharge after twelve years of uninterrupted tours and recordings, they release a DVD that documents in detail all the energy seen on stage. The document is produced by filming complete tours and offers the best live versions of their songs, illustrated by footage taken from the best stages of the world, while at the same time allowing the viewer to go backstage and see the group in their natural medium: the concerts.
  • AMAR ES COMBATIR

    AMAR ES COMBATIR (2006)
    The most recent recording of Maná was done at the prestigious studio The Hit Factory Miami. The album offers 13 songs that, with a full and impeccable sound, respect the essence of the group but veers into new territory. This characteristic of renewal has allowed Maná to maintain their vitality beyond current fashions and trends. Renew or die; nothing holds true
  • ARDE EL CIELO

    ARDE EL CIELO (2008)
    In this album Maná delivers the indelible testimony of the unique experience that you can live in his shows. “Arde El Cielo”, a live CD/DVD, is the culmination of a trip that began with the “Amar es Combatir” tour, which got the band at the peak of his career, not only in Latin Music but in the international music field.
  • Lluvia al Corazon

    Lluvia al Corazon
    Millions of fans worldwide will listen to the new single “Lluvia al Corazon” starting next Monday March 14 at 5 am West coast, 7 am Mexico, 8 am East coast & 9 am Puerto Rico. The wait is over, next Monday March 14 MANA’s new single “Lluvia al Corazon” invades radio airwaves worldwide. Thousands of radio stations in the United States, Latin America and Europe will release for the first time the long awaited new single “Lluvia al Corazon”. Millions of fans around the world will have a chance for