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Part musician, part freedom fighter, Manu Chao is that rare thing: a politically motivated artist who puts his money where his mouth is. A former member of French punks Mano Negra, Chao is now a solo star around the world thanks to four solo albums that contain a ramshackle blend of folk, punk and world music. He’s also a tireless champion of the underdog, known for his guerrilla gigs and impromptu fund-raising, most recently on a trip to Buenos Aires to help out a local psychiatric hospital, which you can read about in the current issue of Q magazine.
In the meantime, enjoy this exclusive remix of a track from his current album, the excellent La Radiolina. It’s the Politik Kills remix, featuring UK reggae veterans Dennis Bovell and Linton Kwesi Johnson.
For more Manu Chao, see the new issue of Q magazine