Global star Manu Chao presents a DVD called "Baionarena" - recorded in France in 2008. With 33 total tracks, it features a variety of recent hits,older classics and rarities performed at Manu's standard level of high-energy raucousness along with tens of thousands of fans. Whether you saw Manu Chao headline Coachella, Austin City Limits or one of his many sold-out theater dates across the U.S. "Baionarena" will help recreate that experience in the comfort of your own home. "Baionarena" also includes a special 30 min. behind the scenes tour diary along with the full concert.
Manu Chao est un trublion qui ne rentre pas dans les cases qu'on voudrait lui imposer. C'est une star nationale mais il joue parfois dans des quartiers biens paumés Il dort à Barcelone mais la veille il a tapé un boeuf à Ménilmontant, l'avant veille l'état Mexicain a voulu l'expulser, le jour d'avant il dormait sur un sofa chez un pote. …
"Bongo Bong" is the first solo single by Manu Chao from his first album, Clandestino. It is his most successful and recognisable song—a remake of Mano Negra's song, "King of Bongo" (1991), which has its roots from a 1939 recording of "King of the Bongo Bong" by the trumpeter Roy Eldridge.
Manu Chao (born José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao on June 21, 1961 in Paris, France) is a French-born singer of Spanish origin. He sings principally in French, Spanish and English and occasionally in a number of other languages.
After arriving in Madrid, Chao and other bandmates 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 artists from widely varying groups such as Tijuana No! (from Mexico), Skank (from Brazil), and Todos Tus Muertos (from Argentina). 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. 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.