Manu Chao nickname(s):

Oscar Tramor

Manu Chao date of birth:

June 21, 1961

How old is Manu Chao?


Where was Manu Chao born?

Paris, France

How tall is Manu Chao?

5' 8" (173 cm)

What is Manu Chao nationality?


What is Manu Chao's occupation?

Musician, record producer

What genre is Manu Chao's work?

Ska, punk, jazz, reggae, Latin, rock, alternative, Cuban Beats, Salsa, Alternative rock, ska, punk rock, Latin alternative, salsa

What instruments does Manu Chao play?

Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard

Short Biography

Manu Chao (born José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao; June 21, 1961) is a French-born musician of Spanish origin. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese and occasionally in other languages. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos, which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. With friends and his brother Antoine Chao, he founded the band Mano Negra in 1987, achieving considerable success, particularly in Europe. He became a solo artist after its breakup in 1995, and since then tours regularly with his live band, Radio Bemba.