Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango died: he had contracted COVID-19


Cameroonian saxophonist and singer Manu Dibango died at 86. The news was given on the his official Facebook page, where it also says that Dibango died after contracting the COVID-19.

Dibango, whose full name was Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango, was born in Douala on December 12, 1933 and was one of the best known fusion musicians who mixed elements of jazz, soul and funk. Among his best known compositions is “Soul Makossa”, a song from 1972 that had enormous success and which over the years was sampled and used in several other songs, including Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin ‘Somethin”, Rihanna’s “Don’t stop the music” and Jovanotti’s “Welcome to the jungle”.


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