King of the Bongo

Cast your votes...
Ballot #1

The first and original version is by Manu Chao. Manu Chao, born José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao a French-born singer and political activist of Spanish (Galician-Basque) origin. He sings mainly in Spanish, French and English and occasionally in a number of other languages. Chao began his musical career with Hot Pants, a French band that combined several musical styles and languages. The musician then founded the band Mano Negra with several friends in 1987, becoming a solo artist after it disbanded. [wikipedia]
He's one of our recent favorite around the hive and first introduced to us my lovely and eccentric sister-in-law. Thank you. There is just something about the emotion that I hear in his voice. It's like a combination of melancholy and hope. In my opinion, a naughty boy who's trying to be good.
Other favorites of Chao's
1. Clandestino 2. La Vida Tombola 3. Je Souviens-tu 4. Me llaman Calle
Ballot #2

The second version is sung by Robbie Williams a Grammy-Winning British Pop Artist and eye candy. He entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the most selling concert tickets in one day. His 2006 tour sold 1.6 million tickets on one day. A quite impressive cutie!

What do you think...who is the King of Bongo?


  1. Que lindo tu blog Liza y que buen gusto en musica.

  2. Hola Liza, preciosas fotos y bonito blog... me encanta Manu Chao!

  3. Gracias Liza... nosotros no estamos acostumbrados a este frío... estuvimos viviendo años en Malasia, donde hace un calor achicharrante todo el año!!! Saludos...

  4. Manu, sin duda. Lo vi con Mano Negra en el karl Marx, la Habana, en el '94 y me tiro, me dejo en el piso y todavia me estoy recuperando.

    Saludos desde Londres.

  5. easy. Manu,but the slick English guy does have a fantastic video. I wonder who planned and directed it.

  6. I agree with both of you guys. Robbie can not compete with Manu.


Thank you.