Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango (born 12 December 1933) is a Cameroonian musician and song-writer who plays saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, though his mother was a Duala. He is best known for his 1972 single "Soul Makossa". Dibango was born in Douala, Cameroon. His father, Michel Manfred N'Djoké Dibango, was a civil servant.
Among American audiences, Manu Dibango is best known for "Soul Makossa," a highly infectious blend of African music, soul-funk, and jazz that became a major pop hit in the early '70s. The African artist revisited his signature tune on 1994's Wakafrika, which boasts an all-star cast that includes Peter Gabriel as well as Haiti's Papa Wemba and African heroes Ladysmith Black Mambazo, King Sunny Ade, and Youssou N'Dour.
Manu Dibango (Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango, born December 12, 1933 in Douala, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player. Leaving Cameroon to France to study, he got to study music where he enrolled for piano lessons. Though a piano student, Manu fell in love with his friend and classmate's instrument, the saxophone. Not having a keyboard at home to rehearse his music lessons, he spent time using his friend's saxophone which has today become his longest companion.
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Album · 2000 · 34 Songs. Released: Jan 1, 2000. More By Manu Dibango. See All. Lion of Africa.
The album title (which means At Home ) reflected Manu's state of mind. In his career, the sax star had come to feel at home in many different countries, but at this stage of his career he also felt the need to look back on his African roots. In 2001 Manu released a new album entitled Kamer feeling featuring the piano players Omar Sosa and Mario Canonge. This new opus fused reggae and rap with powerful Cameroonian rhythms,while remaining in the tradition of Swing jazz. Manu blasted back into the French music news in May 2002 with a new compilation entitled B Sides. In September 2006, Manu was back in the music news with Manu Dibango et le Soul Makossa Gang, a DVD which captured his vibrant on-stage performance at the Uriage en Voix festival in 2005. In his teenage years, black American jazz icons such as Louis Armstrong and Sydney Bechet had been a powerful motivating force in Manu's life.
Manu Dibango in London, 2007. Background information. On 8 September 2015, Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, honours Manu Dibango with the title of Grand Témoin de la Francophonie aux Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Rio 2016 (Special Representative of Francophonia to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games).
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