Manu Dibango, African Jazz Great Behind ‘Soul Makossa,’ Dead at 86 From Coronavirus
Manu Dibango, the acclaimed Cameroonian saxophonist whose 1972 hit, “Soul Makossa,” would later be sampled by Michael Jackson, Kanye West, and dozens of other musicians, died Tuesday from the ...
Manu Dibango, African Musician and Michael Jackson Influence, Dies of Coronavirus at 86
Manu Dibango, the pioneering Cameroonian jazz musician whose song “Soul Makossa” was interpolated in Michael Jackson’s hit “Wanna Be Starting Something,” died in Paris Tuesday after contracting ...
Five Essential Tracks by the Late Afro-Jazz Icon Manu Dibango
Last week, 86-year-old Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango died of COVID-19. Dibango’s music shook the world: His discography spans six decades and at least as many genres, with forays into jazz, ...
Manu Dibango: The saxophone legend who inspired a disco groove
Nicknamed "Pappy Grove", Manu Dibango was a musical innovator whose work over six decades inspired some of the greatest artists of our time. The Cameroonian saxophonist, who died at 86 this week after ...
4 moments that remind us of Manu Dibango
On Tuesday morning the world woke up to sad news that Cameroonian Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango has died due to the coronavirus. The 86-year-old musician, real name Emmanuel N'Djoke Dibango died on ...
Manu Dibango, Afro-Jazz star behind ‘Soul Makossa,’ dies at 86 of the coronavirus
Soul Makossa” became an international hit that influenced music by pop stars including Michael Jackson and Rihanna.