| Video |

Manu Chao Sings "Clandestino" in Front of Sheriff Joe's Tent City

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Music can be a lot of things: powerful, divisive, heartbreaking, cathartic. When Manu Chao came to Phoenix in September, his music served a rare purpose: healing.

Like it or hate it, The Sound Strike has linked the topics of immigration and music. The Sound Strike endorsed Chao's appearance (it was followed by a performance by Immortal Technique this month), which found the singer teaming with human rights organization Alto Arizona and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, an effort supported by The Sound Strike.

Turns out, while Chao was visiting, he made a special stop by Sheriff Joe's ridiculous Tent City operation. Alto Arizona has posted a video of his performance outside the prison, directed by Alex "Sleep Dealer" Rivera, and is offering a chance to win an exclusive poster and t-shirt combo signed by Chao.

Read through to watch the video, and go here to enter to win the exclusive items.

Follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.