Los Chichos: "This government we have is a shame, nobody looks out for Spain"

The Pradera de San Isidro, the most emblematic place of the festivities, is going to be filled this weekend with music with two days of concerts for all tastes.

Los Chichos: "This government we have is a shame, nobody looks out for Spain"

The Pradera de San Isidro, the most emblematic place of the festivities, is going to be filled this weekend with music with two days of concerts for all tastes. Today, Saturday, starting at 6:30 p.m., Petit Pop will make the whole family dance and enjoy, and then from 8:00 p.m. until dawn, Jaime Lorente, Derby Motoreta's Burrito Kachimba or Silvia Superstar will perform on stage.

And on Sunday the 15th, at 6:00 p.m., La Chica Charcos and The Katiuskas Band will offer a fun cocktail of music, theater and humor before giving the stage to Cecilia Zango, Rojuu and Medina Azahara, closing the night with DJ Rocío Saiz.

But the great protagonists of the concerts of this San Isidro are without a doubt Los Chichos, who at 9:30 p.m. today will play all those great classics that have made them one of the greatest legends of Spanish music.

"It seems that beautiful things are finally back," says Emilio González Gabarre, one of its founders. «We have worked a lot in the Pradera, and we have also gone many years without singing, only to enjoy with the family, spending the day eating tortillas and doing some little dances. It is a place where a special joy is experienced. There is no other place like it in all of Spain, and we have been very excited to be called another year, in the farewell. Because I was going to leave the stage this year... I always say that I will continue as long as my body lasts, but the years are heavy. The public loves us so much, especially the one in Madrid, that we are reluctant to withdraw. They even ask us to make a farewell album beforehand, and it would be nice, but the record company is very bad... and recording just to record... well no».

Emilio continues to live where he was born, in Pozo del Tío Raimundo, "a neighborhood that in the eighties was full of mud and low houses, and that has now become something much more modern, with its public services, its good accesses, its parks… this has changed a lot. We also have a civic center and the other day we were singing there," says the artist, who on the other hand regrets the irreparable losses that the capital has suffered due to the pandemic.

«It is a disaster that they have closed the Café de Chinitas, the Casa Patas, with that good little ham that they put on you watching the performances... even the Villa Rosa, where we took some of our first steps... It is a shame to go out in Madrid», says the singer, who was not aware of the reopening of the latter and celebrates it with a shout on the other end of the phone. «What joy! Little girl! That the Villa Rosa has reopened! », He says to a niece who is next to her at home. "Luckily, because it's a shame how undervalued flamenco is," continues Emilio, who doesn't end up looking favorably on the updates to the genre that have been seen lately. «I don't like those rare mergers that are made now, where Paco de Lucía and Camarón are, let everything else be removed».

Emilio, despite having performed with Los Chichos at hipster festivals like Primavera Sound, doesn't like all the changes that modernity brings. But if there is something that really pisses him off, it is politics, which he sneaks into the conversation when he talks about "how bad everything is" in general. «The government we have is a shame, they do not do things well, everyone is going to suck from the boat and nobody looks after Spain and the Spanish. I have already gone two elections without voting because they have fed me up, politicians drive you crazy. For now I will not vote again.


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