Manu Chao is a French-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has been making music since the late 1980s. He is best known for his unique blend of Latin, reggae, ska, and rock music, which has earned him a large and devoted fan base around the world. He has released several solo albums, as well as albums with his band Mano Negra, and has collaborated with a variety of other artists. His music is often politically charged, and he has been an outspoken advocate for human rights and social justice. Chao believes that our world lacks spaces for "collective therapy" and describes his concerts as small temporary spaces where people of different backgrounds can come together.