"Mano Negra" was a French band fronted by Manu Chao. The band was founded in 1987 by Manu, his brother Antoine, and his cousin Santiago Casariego. It split circa 1995, but many members had already left in 1992.
Mano Negra mixed a number of styles: straight rock (with a lead guitar), latin music (with a brass section), punk (influenced by The Clash).
''La Mano Negra'' ("The Black Hand") was an alleged terrorist anarchist organization in Spain.
The Spanish police accused most of the Spanish anarchism of being part of the organization.