A musical globalista with a rebel rock 'n' roll heart, there's nobody quite like Manu Chao. Multilingual and multicultural, Manu has been called the natural heir to Joe Strummer and Bob Marley and serves as an inspiration to the world's downtrodden and dispossessed. A huge star in Latin America and elsewhere, he draws audiences in excess of 100,000 strong around the globe.
2004's Siberie M'Etait Conteee is Chao's first French only album and follow-up to his 2002 live release Radio Bemba Sound System. Written in homage to the city of Paris where Chao was based at the time, the album displays more of an acoustic flavor centered around accordion and guitar and was originally released in France as a limited edition book/CD created in partnership with illustrator Jacek Wozniak. Featuring 23 uplifting tracks celebrating Parisian life including the hit single "Petite blonde du bld brune."
"One of the most important musicians in the world." - Chris Blackwell (founder of Island Records)