Manu Dibango

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Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango
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Saxophonist born on December 12th, 1933, in Douala, Cameroon, he died on March 24th, 2020, in France. Originally trained in classical piano, his musical career began in Brussels and Paris in the 1950s. 1960 finds him in Congo as a member of African Jazz led by Joseph Kabasele (Le Grand Kalle)! He formed his own band in Cameroon in 1963, moving to Paris in 1965. His international breakthrough came in 1972 with Soul Makossa.
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135.717 MCY Manu Dibango - Saxy-Party album art Manu Dibango Saxy-Party (Album) Mercury 135.717 MCY France 1969 Sell This Version
365.008 A Manu Dibango - Manu Dibango album art Manu Dibango Manu Dibango (Album) Fiesta (7) 365.008 A France 1971 Sell This Version
360.047 Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa album art Manu Dibango Soul Makossa (Album) Fiesta (7) 360.047 France 1972 Sell This Version
MON 8, 46507 Manu Dibango - Africadelic album art Manu Dibango Africadelic (Album) Mondiophone, Mondiophone MON 8, 46507 France 1972 Sell This Version
LFS 9008 Manu Dibango - O Boso album art M. Dibango* O Boso (Album) Fiesta (7) LFS 9008 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
PSI 3036 Manu Dibango - African Voodoo album art Manu Dibango African Voodoo (Album) PSI PSI 3036 France 1972 Sell This Version
SD 7276 Manu Dibango - Makossa Man album art Manu Dibango Makossa Man (Album) Fiesta (7) SD 7276 El Salvador 1973 Sell This Version
EC3 360052 Manu Dibango - Super Kumba album art Manu Dibango Super Kumba (Album) Fiesta (7) EC3 360052 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
LPK 1001 Manu Dibango - Countdown At Kusini album art Manu Dibango Countdown At Kusini (Album) D.S.T. Telecommunications, Inc. LPK 1001 US 1975 Sell This Version
FIC 362.001 Manu Dibango - Manu 76 album art Manu Dibango Manu 76 (Album) Fiesta (7) FIC 362.001 France 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 9526 Manu Dibango - Afrovision album art Manu Dibango Afrovision (Album) Fiesta (7) ILPS 9526 US 1976 Sell This Version
362.002 Manu Dibango - Bande Originale Du Film Ceddo album art Manu Dibango Bande Originale Du Film Ceddo (Album) Fiesta (7) 362.002 France 1977 Sell This Version
360 099/100 Manu Dibango - A L'Olympia album art Manu Dibango A L'Olympia(2xLP, Album) Fiesta (7) 360 099/100 France 1977 Sell This Version
362 005, 362.005 A Manu Dibango - L'Herbe Sauvage album art Manu Dibango L'Herbe Sauvage(LP) Fiesta (7), Fiesta (7) 362 005, 362.005 A France 1977 Sell This Version
362 009 Manu Dibango - Anniversaire Au Pays album art Manu Dibango Anniversaire Au Pays Fiesta (7) 362 009 Kenya 1978 Sell This Version
SKL-R 5303 Manu Dibango - Manu Dibango album art Manu Dibango Manu Dibango (Album) Fiesta (7) SKL-R 5303 UK 1978 Sell This Version
362.015 Manu Dibango - Le Prix De La Liberté (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Manu Dibango Le Prix De La Liberté (Bande Originale Du Film)(LP, Album) Fiesta (7) 362.015 France 1978 Sell This Version
362.018 Manu Dibango - Home Made album art Manu Dibango Home Made (Album) Fiesta (7) 362.018 France 1979 Sell This Version
C 1001 Manu Dibango - Home Made album art Manu Dibango Home Made(Cass, Album) Africa7 C 1001 France 1979 Sell This Version
202465 Manu Dibango - Gone Clear album art Manu Dibango Gone Clear (Album) CRC Records 202465 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
009 AV 781 Manu Dibango - Piano Solo, Mélodies Africaines Volume 1 album art Manu Dibango Piano Solo, Mélodies Africaines Volume 1 AfroVision Records 009 AV 781 France 1981 Sell This Version
2393 169 Manu Dibango - Ambassador album art Manu Dibango Ambassador (Album) CRC Records 2393 169 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
AF 1983 Manu Dibango - Mboa album art Manu Dibango Mboa (Album) AfroVision Records AF 1983 France 1982 Sell This Version
3222 939 Manu Dibango - Waka Juju album art Manu Dibango Waka Juju (Album) CRC Records 3222 939 France 1982 Sell This Version
ZL 37815 Manu Dibango - Soft And Sweet album art Manu Dibango Soft And Sweet (Album) Garima Records ZL 37815 France 1983 Sell This Version

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ebalukimotcho

ebalukimotcho

September 18, 2020
RIP Manu Dibango the King of Makossa Soul and others!!
AliEce1888

AliEce1888

April 7, 2020
Rest in peace the great artist, you beautiful soul Manu Dibango!
ittf

ittf

March 28, 2020
edited 6 months ago
Gilles Peterson's radio show was on tonight and my ears pricked up when I heard several of Manu's records being played. Very sad to hear the news. He was the greatest. I always buy Manu's records whenever I find them.
I met him and his band before his gig at Ronnie Scotts. Of course it was a great night! I was in the bar downstairs having a drink and Manu and the band walked in. We chatted and I got a photo of myself and a beaming Manu. I asked if he would be good enough to sign a record and he said ok so I rushed upstairs to the cloakroom and pulled out O Boso from my record bag. He looked at it and pointing to the band and the photo on the back of the record, said still with the same musicians in the photo over 30 years later! He signed it "Souvenirs souvenirs!!! That's a long time All the best. M.Dibango. Londres 30.10.003." It is my most treasured album.
Neo_Chayanne

Neo_Chayanne

March 24, 2020
Rest in power Manu! You're one of the greatest that ever did it on the afro jazz scene! To me, you remain one of the most enigmatic staple legend of all time on the world jazz scene! From a great fan of yours, your legacy will live on <3
453378

453378

March 24, 2020
one of the first BIG dance tunes of my youth was ‘Soul Makossa’ in 1972. It was played on repeat in clubs and the radio in Belgium, France, everywhere. And it still packs floors. Such a timeless Afro-groove, what a great musician Manu Dibango was. But he was never a 'one hit wonder' although 'Soul Makossa' remains his biggest hit. As musician he always kept his radar on the groove and new sounds of the ever changing music scene. Like his collaboration with Chateau Flight for the single Soul Fiesta. And who knows the soundtrack ‘How To Make Love To A Negro Without Getting Tired’ from 1989?

So sad to know that he is the first musician to die from the Covid-19 virus. Such a loss. RIP

More and music by Manu Dibango can be found on my blog Soul Safari

https://soulsafari.wordpress.com/
DJjonathanE.

DJjonathanE.

March 24, 2020
My main man for a long time. Shaped the musical landscape in a genuinely unique way. There was no other. Worst C-19 news yet.
disco_project

disco_project

March 24, 2020
R I P Manu... rest in peace.. s m
herrykurr

herrykurr

March 24, 2020
R I P rest in peace Manu, covid 19 sucks!
Ph1l

Ph1l

March 24, 2020
R I P Papa Groove... Repose en Paix Papa Manu

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