Eleanor Conway Presents: Manu Chao - the most successful musician that you’ve probably never heard of.
His album Clandestino was a massive hit in Latin America and Europe and if you’ve ever been to backpacker haven Thailand, Manu’s Sounds of the Bongo can be heard resonating from hammocks from Haad Rin to Haad Tien.
Famous for commandeering a train and a boat as the centre of his circus inspired tours with earlier musical outfit Manu Negra his approach to performance and his career is anything but textbook.
In town promoting his Maradona inspired single ‘La Vida Tombola’ from recent album ‘La Radiolina’, he chats to Eleanor Conway of music.virgin.com about Britney, his music and his ‘commercial suicide’ gone right.
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