Nacho Cano has come to the fore to clarify the recent controversies arising from some statements he made in an interview with the EFE Agency in Spain. According to several Mexican media, the artist and founder of Mecano had mentioned that before the arrival of the Spanish, "Mexico was nothing." However, in a clarification, the artist's press office maintains that these words have been distorted and decontextualized.
The controversy has been in the air since several Mexican media published the interview given to EFE. But what did Nacho Cano really say? In his original statements, the Spanish artist said: "The history of Mexico is the history of Spain. Mexico did not exist before the arrival of the Spanish." He also added his opinion on how Mexico's history has been told, expressing his annoyance at what he considers a "deliberately erroneous" version presented in the country.
Faced with this controversy, Cano's press office has recalled an essential point that historians emphasize: before the arrival of Hernán Cortés, Mexico as a country had not yet been established. At that time, a triple alliance led by the Mexica dominated a territory that did not yet bear the name of Mexico. This territory was populated by various cultures, such as the Mayan, the Olmec, the Tlaxcalteca, the Totonaca, the Mixtec and the Zapotec, all of them subjugated by the minority Mexica.
To have a clearer and more objective view on the subject, Cano's press department recommends taking a look at the statements of Diego Prieto Hernández and Pedro Sánchez Nava, prominent figures in the field of anthropology and Mexican history, present at the documentary The Creation of Malinche, available on Netflix.
The statement ends by reiterating Nacho Cano's deep affection and respect for Mexico. Not only as an admirer of its rich history and culture, but also as someone who has invested twelve years of his life in researching and understanding a crucial period that shaped the Mexican nation, resulting in a mix between the diverse cultures of Mesoamerica and Spain. .
As a sign of his love for Mexico, Cano is the brain behind Malinche, a musical that, according to his cabinet, highlights through music and dance a fascinating story of miscegenation and diversity, showing the union of two worlds.