Manu Chao Joins Sofia Kourtesis on New Song ‘Estación Esperanza’

    Sofia Kourtesis has shared a new single, ‘Estación Esperanza’, which features a guest appearance from Manu Chao. Out now via Ninja Tune, the track is dedicated to Sofia’s mother (whose face features on the single’s cover artwork) and samples chanting from a Peruvian protest against homophobia. Give it a listen below.

    “‘Estación Esperanza’ is all about hope,” Kourtesis said in a press release. “I’m hopeful my mother will get better, I’m hopeful the world will begin to heal, I’m hopeful this song will bring you light on dark days. I first wrote this song after listening to Manu Chao. To me Manu Chao has always represented hope, his lyrics were like a bible to me growing up. This song is for him, my mother and all those activists working hard to make this world better.. never lose hope!”

    Also today, Kourtesis has announced her debut UK headline shows, which include dates at London’s Electrowerks and Manchester’s YES Pink Room. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am.

    Sofia Kourtesis released her latest EP, Fresia Magdalena, last year.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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