King of Bongo
Mano Negra - King Of Bongo.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 April 1991 (1991-04-01)
StudioMix It; Conny's Studio; Roadhouse, Paris
GenreFrench rock
LabelVirgin France S.A.
ProducerMano Negra
Mano Negra chronology
Puta's Fever
King of Bongo
Amerika Perdida
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

King of Bongo is the third studio album by Mano Negra, released in 1991. The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named it the 61st greatest French rock album (out of 100).[2]

Track listing

1."Bring the Fire"Manu Chao, Mano Negra3:27
2."King of Bongo"Manu Chao, Mano Negra3:38
3."Don't Want You No More"Manu Chao, Mano Negra3:07
4."Le Bruit du frigo"Manu Chao, Mano Negra3:10
5."Letter to the Censors"Manu Chao, Mano Negra2:30
6."El Jako"Manu Chao, Mano Negra2:48
7."It's My Heart"Mano Negra1:42
8."Mad Man's Dead"Manu Chao, Mano Negra2:43
9."Out of Time Man"Manu Chao, Mano Negra3:25
10."Mme Oscar"Manu Chao, Mano Negra2:37
11."Welcome in Occident"Manu Chao, Mano Negra4:20
12."Furious Fiesta"Manu Chao, Mano Negra1:26
13."The Fool"Naomi Ford, Lee Hazlewood; arranged by Mano Negra2:49
14."Paris la nuit"Manu Chao3:20


Mano Negra

  • Oscar Tramor (Manu Chao) – lead vocals, guitar
  • Tonio Del Borño (Antoine Chao) – trumpet, vocals
  • Santiago "El Águila" Casariego – drums, vocals
  • Garbancito (Philippe Teboul) – percussion, vocals
  • Roger Cageot (Daniel Jamet) – lead guitar, vocals
  • Jo (Olivier Dahan) – bass guitar, vocals
  • Helmut Krumar (Thomas Darnal) – keyboards, vocals

Guest musicians

  • Anouk – vocals


Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[3]72
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[4]40
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[5]32

Certifications and sales

RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
France (SNEP)[6]2× Gold200,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Snowden, Don. "King of Bongo - Mano Negra". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ Magazine Rolling Stone, n°18 of February 2010,ISSN 1764-1071
  3. ^ " – Mano Negra – King Of Bongo" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ " – Mano Negra – King Of Bongo". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ " – Mano Negra – King Of Bongo". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: Albums".

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