Manu Chao Blasts Treatment
Manu Chao Blasts Treatment of Jailed Migrants in New "Clandestino" Video
By Amaris Castillo | 12/09/2011 - 11:45

Global superstar Manu Chao went to Arizona recently to denounce the treatment of undocumented immigrants at a county jail. And how did he express this, exactly? Through music, of course!


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Manu Chao Opens Up About Childhood and Music
By Amaris Castillo | 09/12/2011 - 16:39

Global superstar Manu Chao opened up about his childhood and his early roots in music in this week’s episode of National Public Radio’s Alt. Latino program. The 50-year-old global superstar was raised in France by Spanish parents who fled their country to avoid the dictatorship of late Francisco Franco. As a kid, Chao would play ride bicycles, play in the woods, and play sports with friends. “I was lucky for sure,” Chao said when he described his childhood.


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Manu Chao Mines Psychiatric Hospital for New Material
By Grace Bastidas | 07/30/2009 - 12:37

Global superstar Manu Chao never ceases to amaze me.  For the past five years he’s been working with La Colifata, a Buenos Aires–based radio station run out of a psychiatric hospital that uses media as therapy. “With the help of a few friends, the patients decided to launch this radio station to express themselves. To relieve everything they have inside, and to speak to the world,” the singer has said.


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Manu Chao Investigated By Mexican Government
By Mariela Rosario | 04/08/2009 - 16:45

While visiting Mexico City during the Guadalajara Film Festival last week, Manu Chao made some statements concerning the 2006 uprising that occurred in San Salvador Atenco, a town just a few miles north east of the capital. Referring to a protest by flower-sellers against a local commercial development—which was met by fierce resistance by the Mexican police and fueled riots—the singer told journalists, "What happened in Atenco was, in some way, state terrorism."


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Manu Chao 101
By admin | 02/26/2008 - 11:02

In Europe and Latin America, Manu Chao is huge, but in the United States, he's still more of an underground sensation. In case you haven't heard of him yet, here's a quick rundown on the man and his music:

Born: Jose-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao on June 21, 1961, in Paris.

Lives: Between Barcelona, Paris and Brazil, but he spends most of his time traveling the world.


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