Manu Dibango – Best Of (2020)

Posted by Green on April 3, 2020as

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Manu Dibango was Cameroon’s, and perhaps Africa’s, best-known jazz saxophonist. Starting in the 1950s, he became a globe-trotting musician, living and performing in France, Belgium, Jamaica, Zaire, and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as in Cameroon. In 1960, Dibango was one of the founding members of the Zairean band African Jazz, with whom he spent five years. Dibango earned the world’s attention with 1972’s Soul Makossa, a work that actually had precious little of the makossa sound in it; he scored later hits with Seventies and Ibida. Dibango’s output was prodigious and multi-faceted. He worked with musicians as diverse as Fela Kuti, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Don Cherry, and the Fania All-Stars. In addition to being one of the leading jazz saxophonists of his generation, Dibango also ran nightclubs, directed orchestras, and started one of the first African musical journals. A later release, Polysonik — featuring English rapper MC Mello, Cameroonian singer Charlotte M’Bango leading a choral section, and sampled pygmy flutes — showed Dibango continuing to flourish and expand in challenging new directions. Manu Dibango died in Paris, France on March 24, 2020 from the effects of the COID-19 virus.

01. Soul Makossa (4:26)
02. Hot Chicken (4:23)
03. Wouri (3:16)
04. New Bell (6:48)
05. Night In Zeralda (4:36)
06. Soul Machine (3:01)
07. Je veux être noir (3:00)
08. Dikalo (Remix 97) (4:08)
09. Soul Makossa (DJ Flex Remix) (6:06)

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