The sound of felicidad is coming to London, albeit for two nights only. Manu Chao’s frenetic strumming may be more than a poco loco, but the music he makes is full of life and laughter as he ties traditional ideas of genre and language in knots. Just have a listen to the above: if you’re not smiling instantly we’ll be jolly surprised.
A bit French but mostly Spanish, the ska-reggae-rocker has made a career from doing the unexpected, and supporting the controversial. His latest projects have included involvement in a documentary about Maradona, and there is a book coming out about his former band Mano Negro, next year.