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Entries Tagged as 'Manu Chao'

1989 – Sidi h’bibi

February 27th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1989 – Sidi h’bibi · Music

At last – the end of the 80’s and music was starting to pick up quite a bit. There were some great singles, especially dance tunes, and some equally great albums, although my track of the year is perhaps not an obvious one.

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More Mala Vida

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on More Mala Vida · Music

I include this video of the Astro Zombies doing a version of Mala Vida not because of the quality of the sound or picture but for two very good reasons. They have ‘zombie’ in their name The drummer If it were not for the fact that I know I have never had a red mohican, […]

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Mala Vida

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mala Vida · Music

If I ever have to be delayed in an airport lounge for any length of time I hope it is Paris and I hope Nouvelle Vague are stuck there with me.  I don’t know if this is all an elaborate set-up or a spontaneous happening and I don’t care too much; the effect is the […]

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Manu Chao in London

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Manu Chao in London · Music

The mighty Manu Chao is coming to london next month to play at the Coronet on October 23rd – tickets went on sale today.  Only £15 a ticket and its all for charity (Colombiage and some local Brixton organisations) Very frustrating.  I would love to go up and see him again, but there is a […]

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Baïonarena and other recent Spotify highlights

October 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Baïonarena and other recent Spotify highlights · Music

I am already used to Spotify being a good place to hear new music that I have read about, but now I am starting to find that it is the place to discover new releases too.  Prime example: Manu Chao has a new live album out and the first I knew about it was seeing […]

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Sidi ‘h’ Bibi

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sidi ‘h’ Bibi · Music

A short clip of Manu Chao doing the song Sidi ‘h’ Bibi in London last night. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video 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 […]

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Bienvenida a Tijuana

December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bienvenida a Tijuana · Music

Jayne and I went up to London this evening to see Manu Chao at the Forum.   This was the third time I have seen him play live and the best yet.  The first time it was a nine-piece outfit, the second time it dropped down to six people, having ditched the trumpet, accordian and second […]

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