MANÁ is a rock music band from Mexico.
In 1978, in Guadalajara, Mexico, five teenagers - Fhernando Olvera (Fher), Gustavo Orosko, brothers Juan, Abraham and Ulises Calleros – created a music band to rock in their native language. Back then, Spanish rock wasn’t popular yet. The band was named The Green Hat Spies. Then “Spies” were dropped, and the name was later changed to Sombrero Verde (Green Hat in Spanish).
In 1981, the first album, “Sombrero Verde”, was released. Singles from the LP quickly became popular.
In 1984 and 1986, the band’s lineup went through some changes Abraham Calleros and Gustavo Orosko left the team. They were replaced by Alex Gonsales, who later became a leader of the group.
At this time in Mexico, the movement “Rock at your language” was becoming popular among recording studios. They advocated creating rock music in Spanish. To keep up with the trend, Fher decided to rename the team and change the direction their music was taking. Now the band created a combination of pop, rock and Latin rhythms. Maná was born.