Nacho Cano continues to generate headlines within the artistic industry. The veteran composer, mainly known for his time in the legendary group Mecano, has been busy in recent years with the production of Malinche, a play dedicated to the indigenous figure and his relationship with Hernán Cortés. A creation that reaches its second season is not without controversy, especially after the words he said in an interview with El Mundo.
Four days after another interview of his for the Spanish newspaper went viral, the artist has once again left some controversial statements. On this occasion, it was a talk with the journalist Fernando Navarro, in which Cano spoke, again, about politics. Known defender of Isabel Díaz Ayuso, he has reiterated his support for the president of the Community of Madrid and the current social situation as a dictatorship very similar to that of Franco.
“The only thing I say is that the only person I would put my hand in the fire for today, because what he says and does is coherent, is Ayuso. I'm not talking to you about right, left or center. I have my own political thoughts,” expressed Cano, asked about his relationship with the current left. Even so, he has claimed to feel a good relationship with left-wing politics, specifically with that which governed Spain in the first government of the transition.
“I relate very well to the left that existed in the eighties. With the dialogical and intelligent left. With Felipe González, Alfonso Guerra and even Julio Anguita. What there is now is not that. These were intelligent and honest people and what they said was very consistent with what they did. They said what they thought and what they thought was very true. I don't want to speak out now. I have an audience from the left and the right. Politics is not my strong suit,” he expressed.
His comparison of today with the dictatorship came after being questioned by artists who do not talk about politics: “They don't let them. Because now how strong it is that a person who has shown as much as her can't say that I like her. The dictatorship in which we live is very strong. This dictatorship is very similar to Franco's. A lot. You can no longer say what you want or think how you want. There are patterns that force you to be a certain way.”
Cano has insisted on the current absence of freedom, despite Fernando Navarro's questions: “Man, I have given an extreme example. Yes I want to say that it is not freedom. I was very little with Franco and I don't remember very well. I lived after Franco and it was freedom. And not now. The proof is having defended Ayuso for having kept the theaters open, something that affected some kids and their contracts. For me, part of the left has made me fall off a donkey, even threats. “That is not freedom.”