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Sidi ‘h’ Bibi

December 18th, 2008 · Posted by Skuds in Music · No Comments · Music

A short clip of Manu Chao doing the song Sidi ‘h’ Bibi in London last night.

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Actually, that is not quite right.  It is not Manu Chao singing but the percussionist coming to the front for this song.  He used to play in Manu’s old band Mano Negra and this was his party piece.  MC sings in French, English, Portugese and (mostly) Spanish but I don’t think he has added Arabic to his repertoire yet.

The video is intentionally short.  I didn’t set out to bootleg the concert or anything.  I just wanted something to show the chaps at work what sort of music it is because none of them have ever heard of the band.  That was a miscalculation though: I uploaded the videos onto Youtube but when I tried to access them at work I found that our firewall blocks Youtube.  Drat. Foiled again.

As a member of the IS department I should have anticipated that really…

Anyway, here is another clip.  Slightly longer, but still short, and it’s another old Mano Negra song: Mala Vida.  Next time he plays I shall make a point of having fresh batteries in the camera, maybe a bigger memory card and get some film of a more recent song like Clandestino or Mr Bobby.

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