Bongo Bong

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  • Manu Chao was the lead singer and main songwriter for the crossover band Mano Negra, who had an unexpected European hit with "King Kong Five" in 1989. Clandestino was his first solo album and went on to sell over 6 million copies without video clips or much promotion.
  • This song is a reprise of "King Of Bongo" which is the title song of Mano Negra's third album. >>
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    ajay - ghent, Belgium, for above 2
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  • Ilian from Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina@Kel

    I think they reffered to the song Clandestino
  • Kel from Milwaukee, WiI read in an old Spanish music magazine interview with Manu Chao that this song addresses the prejudice commonly faced by African immigrants in Europe.
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