Manu Chao

Singer and political activist Manu Chao is best-known as the founder the group Mano Negra. In the early 1990's, the Franco-Spanish band gained a wide audience in Europe and a cult following here in the United States, by writing songs about poverty and oppression and setting them to folk melodies and a punk rock beat. Manu Chao just released his first solo album, "Clandestino: Esperando La Ultima Ola". NPR's Rolando Arrieta reports.

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