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Manu Chao
Manu Chao performing at the 2007 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Manu Chao performing at the 2007 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Background information
Birth name José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao
Also known as Oscar Tramor
Born June 26, 1961 (1961-06-26) (age 46)
Paris, France
Genre(s) World music, reggae
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer
Instrument(s) Voice, guitar
Years active 1984–present
Label(s) Nacional Records (U.S.)
Because Music (France)
Virgin Records
Associated acts Mano Negra
Radio Bemba Sound System
Website http://www.manuchao.net/

Manu Chao (born José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao on June 21, 1961 in Paris, France) is a French-born singer and political activist of Spanish origin. He sings mainly in French, Spanish and English and occasionally in a number of other languages. Chao began his musical career with Hot Pants, a French band that combined several musical styles and languages. The musician then founded the interracial band Mano Negra with several friends in 1987, becoming a solo artist after it disbanded. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The human voice consists of sound made by a human using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying and screaming. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Disco Nacional Soon after the foundation of Odeon Records, Max Glücksmann, an expatriate German Jew and a business and publicitary genius, had been appointed as the importation agent, in Argentina, for European machines and records, in about 1904. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Mano Negra was a French band fronted by Manu Chao. ... Radio Bemba Sound System is an album by Manu Chao. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action or inaction to bring about social or political change. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Hot Pants is one of the numerous groups involving the French/Latin singer-songwriter Manu Chao and his cousin, drummer Santi. ... Mano Negra was a French band fronted by Manu Chao. ...

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Early life

Chao's mother was from Bilbao, in the Basque region of Biscay, Spain; his father, writer and journalist Ramón Chao, was from Galicia. They moved to Paris to escape Francisco Franco's dictatorship—Franco had sentenced Manu's father to death.[1] Shortly after Manu's birth, the Chao family moved to the outlying suburbs of Paris, and Manu spent most of his childhood in Boulogne-Billancourt and Sèvres. While growing up he was around many artists and intellectuals, most of whom were his father's acquaintances.[2] Chao cites much of his childhood experience as inspiration for some songs.[3] La Muy Noble y Muy Leal e Invicta (The most noble and most loyal and undefeated) Location Location of Bilbao in Spain and Biscay Coordinates : , Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Bilbao (Basque) Spanish name Bilbao Nickname El Botxo (the hole) Founded 15... Location of the Basque Country The Basque Country divided in seven provinces Capital Pamplona Official languages Basque, French, Spanish Demonym Basque Currency Euro The Basque-speaking areas This article is about the overall Basque domain. ... For other uses, see Biscay (disambiguation). ... Ramón Chao (born 1935 in Vilalba, Lugo) is a Galician writer who emigrated to France in 1956 in order to escape Francisco Francos regime. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... “Franco” redirects here. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A dictatorship is an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by a dictator. ... Boulogne-Billancourt is a city and commune in France, the sous-préfecture (=subprefecture) of the Hauts-de-Seine département in the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... Road to Sèvres, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1855-1865. ...


Career

Manu Chao performs live
Manu Chao performs live

Early years and Mano Negra

Heavily influenced by the UK rock scene, particularly The Clash[2] and Dr. Feelgood,[4] Chao and other musicians formed the Spanish/English rockabilly group Hot Pants in the mid-1980s. The group released a demo entitled "Mala Vida" in 1984, which received plenty of local critical praise but otherwise gained them little attention. By the time the group released their first album in 1986 the Parisian alternative music scene had taken flight, and Manu, his brother Antoine Chao, and friends such as Alain from Les Wampas formed Los Carayos to incorporate this sound with the rockabilly and punk styles of Hot Pants. Los Carayos remained a side project of the artists for eight years, releasing three albums in the first two years followed by a final album in 1994. This article is about the English punk rock band. ... Dr. Feelgood is a British pub rock band, which was formed in mid 1971. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... Hot Pants is one of the numerous groups involving the French/Latin singer-songwriter Manu Chao and his cousin, drummer Santi. ... For other uses, see demo. ... Les Wampas is a French punk band, formed in 1983. ... Los Carayos was a French band which released four albums between 1986 and 1994. ...


In 1987, the Chao brothers and their cousin Santiago Casariego founded the multiracial band Mano Negra. Starting on a smaller label, the group released a reworked version of the Hot Pants single "Mala Vida," which quickly became a hit in France. The group soon moved to Virgin Records, and their first album Patchanka was released the following year. Though the group never gained much fame in the English-speaking market, popularity throughout the rest of the world soon followed, reaching the Top #5 in the Netherlands, Italy and Germany. The band achieved some fame in South America with 1992's Cargo Tour, where it played a series of shows in port cities, performing from a stage built into their tour ship's hold.[5] Mano Negra also performed a tour through much of South America in a retired train.[1] Still, rifts began to grow among band members during the port tour and the following year's train tour; many band members, including Manu's brother Antoine, had left the group by the end of 1994. Following that year's release of their final album, Casa Babylon, Manu Chao moved the band to Madrid, but legal problems with former band mates led Chao to disband the group in 1995.[2] Mano Negra was a French band fronted by Manu Chao. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ...


Mano Negra's sound is mostly characterized by energetic, lively rhythms, symbolized by the title of their first album, Patchanka, derived from the word pachanga (which is a colloquial term for "party"), and a distinct informality which allows the audience to get involved and feel close to their sound. Mixed music genres are present throughout their albums.


Solo years with Radio Bemba

Manu Chao in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, June 2007
Manu Chao in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, June 2007

After arriving in Madrid, Chao and other band mates from Mano Negra formed a new group, Radio Bemba Sound System (named for the communication system used in the Sierra Maestra by the Castro- and Guevara-led rebels in the Cuban Revolution), featuring groups from diverse backgrounds, such as Mexican Tijuana No!, Brazilian Skank, and Argentinian Todos Tus Muertos.[2] The goal was to replicate the sound of street music and bar scenes from a variety of cultures; to that end, Chao and the group spent several years travelling throughout South and Central America, recording new music as they went.[6] The resulting music differed drastically from Mano Negra; the songs were primarily sung in Spanish with far fewer French tracks and the musical style had shifted from punk and alternative styles to the street vibe Chao was aiming for. The songs were collectively released as Clandestino in 1998, under Manu Chao's own name. Though not an instant success, the album gained a steady following in France with hits such as "Bongo Bong" and "Clandestino", and the album eventually earned the Best World Music Album award in 1999's Victoires de la Musique awards. It sold in excess of 5 million copies.[1] Prospect Park is a 585[1] acre (2. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Sierra Maestra is a mountain range that runs westward across the south of the old Oriente Province from what is now Guantánamo Province to Niquero [1] in southeast Cuba, rising abruptly from the coast. ... Belligerents 26th of July Movement Cuba Commanders Fidel Castro Che Guevara Raul Castro Fulgencio Batista The Cuban Revolution refers to the revolution that led to the overthrow of General Fulgencio Batistas regime on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement and other revolutionary elements within the country. ... Tijuana No! is a Ska, Rock and Punk mexican band, from Tijuana BC, México. ... Skank is a Brazilian pop/reggae/ska band. ... Argentine redirects here. ... Todos Tus Muertos is a reggae band from Argentina created in 1985 with revolutionary and religious rastafari lyrics. ... Clandestino is the first full-length album released by Manu Chao in 1998, his first solo effort. ... Bongo Bong is the first solo single by Manu Chao from his first album, Clandestino. ... Clandestino is the second single and the title track from Manu Chaos first album, Clandestino. ... Victoires de la musique is a French award show that recognizes the best singers of the year. ...


Chao's second album with Radio Bemba Sound System, Próxima Estación: Esperanza, was released in 2001. This album, named after one of the Madrid metro station stops (the title translates to "next station: Hope"), features similar sounds to Clandestino but with heavier Caribbean influences than the previous album. The album was an instant hit, leading to a successful tour that resulted in the 2002 live album Radio Bemba Sound System. Two years later, Chao returned to his French roots with the French-only album Sibérie m'était contée, which included a large book featuring lyrics to the album and illustrations by Jacek Woźniak.[2][1] This is a list of the stations of the metro system in Madrid, Spain (see Madrid Metro). ... West Indies redirects here. ... // Many successful recording artists release at least one live album at some point during their career. ... Radio Bemba Sound System is an album by Manu Chao. ... Sibérie métait contéee [sic] or Siberie metait contéee [sic] ([the story of] Siberia was told/recited to me, but see discussion below) is the first French language-only album by Manu Chao, released in 2004. ...


Manu Chao's next album La Radiolina ("little radio" in Italian) was released on September 17, 2007. This was the first international release since 2001's Próxima Estación: Esperanza. "Rainin in Paradize" was the first single from the album, available for download on his website before the release of the album.[7] Concert reviews indicate that music from La Radiolina was already being performed live as early as April 2007's Coachella show.[8] La Radiolina is the fifth solo album (fourth studio album) by Manu Chao. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. ...


Other works

In 2003 he approached Amadou & Mariam and later produced their 2004 album Dimanche à Bamako ("Sunday in Bamako"). His song "Me llaman Calle," written for the 2005 Spanish film Princesas, earned that film a Goya nomination for Best Original Song. It has been released in 2007's La Radiolina. Vocals from the song are included in the Go Lem System song "Calle Go Lem." Time named "Me Llaman Calle" one of The 10 Best Songs of 2007, ranking it at #8. Writer Josh Tyrangiel observed, Amadou and Mariam, as seen on the cover of their album Dimanche A Bamako. Amadou and Mariam are a musical duo from Mali, composed of the couple Mariam Doumbia (vocals) (born in Malis capital Bamako 15 April 1958) and Amadou Bagayoko (guitar and vocals) (born in Bamako 24 October... Dimanche à Bamako (English:Sunday in Bamako) is an album by the Malian duo Amadou & Mariam featuring, and produced by Manu Chao. ... Princesas is a film by Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa. ... The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spains main national film awards. ... “TIME” redirects here. ...

Chao's warm singing over José Manuel Gamboa and Carlos Herrero's leaping Flamenco counter melody creates a direct emotional line to the core of this mid-tempo ballad. With its easy melody and universal rhythm Me Llaman Calle walks proudly in the shadow of Bob Marley, the last guy who made world music this disarmingly simple.[9]

He is working on the soundtrack for the upcoming documentary film Maradona with Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica.[4] Manu Chao and Tonino Carotone performed the theme song "La Trampa" for the short-lived improvisational comedy Drew Carey's Green Screen Show. Maradona is a documentary on the life of Argentine footballer Diego Maradona. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... Emir Kusturica (Serbian Cyrillic: Емир Кустурица; IPA: ) (born November 24, 1954 in Sarajevo) is a Serbian filmmaker and actor. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Improvisational comedy (also called improv) is comedy that is performed with a little to no predetermination of subject matter and structure. ... Drew Careys Green Screen Show is an improvisational comedy television series that aired in the fall of 2004 on The WB Television Network, and the fall of 2005 on Comedy Central. ...


The songs "Bongo Bong" and "Je ne t'aime plus", which appear back-to-back on Clandestino, were covered by British singers Robbie Williams and Lily Allen, who recorded them as a single track, "Bongo Bong and Je Ne T'Aime Plus" and released it as a single in selected countries, including Mexico and the Czech Republic. Clandestino is the first full-length album released by Manu Chao in 1998, his first solo effort. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (born May 2, 1985) is a British singer-songwriter best known for songs such as Smile and LDN. She is the daughter of actor/musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. ... Bongo Bong and Je Ne TAime Plus are two pop songs originally written and performed by Manu Chao. ...


Style and influences

Manu Chao sings in the English, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese, French, Arabic and Wolof languages, often mixing them in the same song. His music has many influences: rock, French chanson, Iberoamerican salsa, reggae, ska, and Algerian raï. These influences were obtained from immigrants in France, his Iberian relations, and foremost his travels in Mesoamerica as a nomad following the disbanding of Mano Negra. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Galician (Galician: galego, IPA: ) is a language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia, an autonomous community with the constitutional status of historic nationality, located in northwestern Spain and small bordering zones in neighbouring autonomous communities of Asturias and Castilla y León. ... Arabic redirects here. ... Wolof is a language spoken in Senegal, the Gambia, and Mauritania, and it is the native language of the ethnic group of the Wolof people. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Chanson is a French word for song, and in English-language contexts is often applied to any song with French words, particularly a cabaret song. ... Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Caribbean rhythm that is popular in many Latino countries. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... For other uses, see SKA (disambiguation). ... Raï (Arabic: راي) is a form of folk music, originated in Oran, Algeria from Bedouin shepherds, mixed with Spanish, French, African-American and Arabic musical forms, which dates back to the 1930s and has been primarily evolved by women in the culture. ... The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. ... This article is about the culture area. ... For the 2006 historical epic set in Kazakhstan, see Nomad (2006 film). ...


Many of Chao's lyrics are about love, living in ghettos and immigration, and often carry a left-wing message. This reflects Chao's own political leanings—he is very close to the Zapatista and its public spokesman, Subcomandante Marcos.[1] His band Mano Negra is possibly a reference to an anarchist group. Chao is openly critical of the Bush administration in the United States. He has many followers among the European left and the anti-globalization movement. Punk and reggae historian Vivien Goldman commented of his work, "I was writing about Good Charlotte and The Police. They adopted the trappings of punk. They aren’t bad groups, but the punk aspect is more manifested by somebody like Manu Chao. He’s one of the punkiest artists out there I can think of. It's an inclusionary spirit that is punk."[10] Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Love (disambiguation). ... For the rapper, see Ghetto (rapper). ... Left wing redirects here. ... The flag of the EZLN. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed revolutionary group based in Chiapas, one of the poorest states of Mexico. ... Subcomandante Marcos in Chiapas Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos (allegedly born June 19, 1957 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico), also known as Delegado Cero (Delegate Zero) in matters concerning the Other Campaign, describes himself as the spokesperson for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) but, due to his prominence in the EZLN... Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Vivien Goldman released only a few songs into the world in 1981, but they are critically acclaimed. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the rock band. ...

Manu Chao performs in Paris, France
Manu Chao performs in Paris, France

Chao is also notable for his tendency to reuse music or lyrics from previous songs to form new songs. The hit single "Bongo Bong," in contemporary French style, takes its lyrics from the earlier Mano Negra hit "King of the Bongo," which owes more to The Clash. The musical backdrop for "Bongo Bong," in turn, was used in several other Chao songs, including "Je ne t'aime plus" from the same album and "Mr Bobby" and "Homens" from Próxima Estación: Esperanza. The music from that album's "La Primavera" is used in several other songs on that album, while lyrics for a few songs on Sibérie m'était contéee are repeated several times with different music, leading the lyrics to be interpreted in various ways depending on the mood of the track. Several musical themes and clips from that album also appear on Amadou & Mariam's Chao-produced Dimanche à Bamako, which were being produced at approximately the same time. This article is about the capital of France. ...


Though Manu Chao is one of the world's best selling artists, he is less well-known in the English-speaking world. Tours in the United States with Mano Negra never led to much success in that country, and Chao seems inclined to focus his efforts in Europe and Latin America, where his musical style finds its roots. Though his live performances in the U.S. are exceedingly rare, Chao played a handful of dates in that country in 2006, including a headlining spot at Lollapalooza 2006.[11] His final appearance on his 2006 U.S. tour was a benefit concert in the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York on August 7. He returned to that venue in the summer of 2007 for two concerts, part of the multicultural "Celebrate Brooklyn" concert series. The crowd was treated to a nearly two-hour performance, including two encores. Manu Chao also appeared at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland to a sellout crowd on June 23, 2007. This was a semi-spontaneous endeavour between Thievery Corporation and Manu Chao facilitated by a new-found friendship developed during Lollapalooza 2006.[11] Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ... Prospect Park is a 585[1] acre (2. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... Merriweather Post Pavilion, named for cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post is an outdoor concert venue located among Symphony Woods, a 40 acre (162,000 m²) lot of preserved land that sits in the heart of Columbia, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Thievery Corporation is a Washington DC–based production and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton and their supporting artists. ...


Discography

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See Hot Pants, Los Carayos and Mano Negra for earlier recordings.
Studio albums
  • Clandestino (Virgin, 1998)
  • Próxima Estación: Esperanza (Virgin, 2001)
  • Sibérie m'était contéee (Virgin, 2004)
  • La Radiolina (Because/Nacional, 2007)
Live album
DVD
  • Babylonia en Guagua (2002)
Singles

Mr. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... Hot Pants is one of the numerous groups involving the French/Latin singer-songwriter Manu Chao and his cousin, drummer Santi. ... Los Carayos was a French band which released four albums between 1986 and 1994. ... Mano Negra was a French band fronted by Manu Chao. ... Clandestino is the first full-length album released by Manu Chao in 1998, his first solo effort. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Sibérie métait contéee [sic] or Siberie metait contéee [sic] ([the story of] Siberia was told/recited to me, but see discussion below) is the first French language-only album by Manu Chao, released in 2004. ... La Radiolina is the fifth solo album (fourth studio album) by Manu Chao. ... Radio Bemba Sound System is an album by Manu Chao. ... Bongo Bong is the first solo single by Manu Chao from his first album, Clandestino. ... Clandestino is the second single and the title track from Manu Chaos first album, Clandestino. ... Merry Blues is the first single and the opening track from Manu Chaos second album, Próxima Estación: Esperanza. ... Me Gustas Tú is the second single from Manu Chaos second album, Próxima Estación: Esperanza. ... Mr. ... Rainin In Paradize is the first single released from Manu Chaos fourth studio album, La Radiolina. ...

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e Manu Chao. Radio France Internationale (October 2007). Retrieved on 2008-03-14.
  3. ^ Paphides, Pete. "Manu Chao takes on the world", The Times, 2007-09-21. Retrieved on 2008-03-14. 
  4. ^ a b James, Falling. "Mano a Manu Chao", LA Weekly, 2007-05-30. Retrieved on 2008-03-14. 
  5. ^ Ankeny, Jason. Biography. allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved on 2008-03-14.
  6. ^ Nickson, Chris. Biography. allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved on 2008-03-14.
  7. ^ Luce, Patrick (2007-04-25). Manu Chao’s plans new album and Coachella appearance. Monsters and Critics. Retrieved on 2008-03-14.
  8. ^ Maldonado, Paul. "Rock 'n' roll, celebrities and sun abound at Coachella music festival", The Albuquerque Tribune, Indio, California: Albuquerque Publishing Company, 2007-05-04. Retrieved on 2008-03-14. 
  9. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh. "Top 10 Songs", Time.com, 2007-12-24, p. p. 39. Retrieved on 2008-03-14. 
  10. ^ Shankbone, David. "Vivien Goldman: An interview with the Punk Professor", Wikinews, 2007-10-03. Retrieved on 2008-03-14. 
  11. ^ a b Flores, Antonio. "Thievery Corporation/Manu Chao to play Merriweather". On Tap Magazine. Retrieved on 2008-03-15. 

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Further reading

  • Chao, Ramón. Mano Negra en Colombia. Un tren de hielo y fuego (originally Un train de glace et de feu), 1994. A chronicle of Mano Negra's 1993 tour on Colombia's decrepit railway through small, rural villages, written by Manu's father, Ramón Chao. The name of the train, Expresso de Hielo, was inspired by the opening line of Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, also known as Gabo (born March 6, 1927[1] in Aracataca, Colombia) is a Colombian novelist, journalist, editor, publisher, political activist, and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. ... One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad) is a novel by Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that was first published in Spanish in 1967 (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana), with an English translation by Gregory Rabassa released in 1970 (New York: Harper and...

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NAME Chao, Manu
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Chao, José-Manuel Thomas Arthur
SHORT DESCRIPTION Singer, guitarist, record producer
DATE OF BIRTH June 21, 1961
PLACE OF BIRTH Paris, France
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Clandestino is the first full-length album released by Manu Chao in 1998, his first solo effort. ... Sibérie métait contéee [sic] or Siberie metait contéee [sic] ([the story of] Siberia was told/recited to me, but see discussion below) is the first French language-only album by Manu Chao, released in 2004. ... La Radiolina is the fifth solo album (fourth studio album) by Manu Chao. ... Radio Bemba Sound System is an album by Manu Chao. ... Bongo Bong is the first solo single by Manu Chao from his first album, Clandestino. ... Clandestino is the second single and the title track from Manu Chaos first album, Clandestino. ... Merry Blues is the first single and the opening track from Manu Chaos second album, Próxima Estación: Esperanza. ... Me Gustas Tú is the second single from Manu Chaos second album, Próxima Estación: Esperanza. ... Mr. ... Rainin In Paradize is the first single released from Manu Chaos fourth studio album, La Radiolina. ... Hot Pants is one of the numerous groups involving the French/Latin singer-songwriter Manu Chao and his cousin, drummer Santi. ... Los Carayos was a French band which released four albums between 1986 and 1994. ... Mano Negra was a French band fronted by Manu Chao. ... Ramón Chao (born 1935 in Vilalba, Lugo) is a Galician writer who emigrated to France in 1956 in order to escape Francisco Francos regime. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...

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Manu Chao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1669 words)
Manu Chao (born June 21, 1961 in Paris; real name Jose-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao; also occasionally credited as Oscar Tramor) is a French Latin folk singer of Spanish origin.
Chao's mother was Basque and his father, writer and journalist Ramón Chao, Galician from Vilalba.
Chao is also notable for his tendency to reuse music or lyrics from previous songs to form new songs.
RFI Musique - - Manu Chao (1777 words)
Manu Chao was born in Paris on 21 June 1961.
Manu's father, Ramon, was a journalist but young Manu spent most of his free time hanging out playing football with the sons of workers from the Renault car factory (which was close to the family home).
Manu was also a passionate music fan and when he was not playing football he was to be found sitting in front of the radio or the family record-player, listening to Chuck Berry or songs from the Spanish revolution.
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