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Manu Chao

Manu Chao

1961 -

Origin: France

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Latin, Rock, World

Self-described "musical globalista" Manu Chao wears his title well, singing in French, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese, Arabic, English and Wolof (a Sub-Saharan language) and mashing together a colourful assortment of French chanson, Algerian raï, rock, punk, ska and reggae, to name a few. While taking inspiration from every corner of the globe, the nomadic artist also revisits his own material, dropping rhythms from one album into another and spinning old songs into new ones. He has garnered a loyal following in Latin America and Europe for his playful, catchy sound spiked with left-leaning lyrics.


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