https://driftrecords.com/products/manu-dibango-wakafrika10806424452Manu Dibango - Wakafrika//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/3343856_large.jpg?v=1504821707//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/3343856_medium.jpg?v=150482170719.99GBPOutOfStockManu DibangoManu DibangoWagramFirst ever vinyl pressing of the iconic Wakafrika LP. Featuring; Youssou N’Dour, King Sunny Adé, Salif Keita, Angélique Kidjo, Papa Wemba, Peter Gabriel, Ray Lema, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Geoffrey Oryema, Ray Phiri, Bonga, Kaïssa Doumbé, Alex Brown, Touré Kunda and Sinéad O'Connor.
Soul and Makossa. "World Music", a two-word universe, was born in the early 70's. For the first time Africa, in the form of Cameroon Makossa, nosed its way into soul, the heir to jazz and rhythm'n blues. As is often the case, this particular stage in musical evolution, which today is considered as capital, was at the time nearly missed, the b side of a single which should never have got further than the suburbs of Douala. The grandpappy of Makossa Soul, Manu Dibango, plays a key role in our century. Okay, so his work is uneven. That is because he is not after perfection and success every time. Dibango is at least as much a journalist, an anthropologist or a philosopher as he is a musician. Without him, "World Music" would no doubt have existed all the same, but it would have taken at least fifty years longer!
Emmanuel "Manu" 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. He is best known for his 1972 single, "Soul Makossa".
He was a member of the seminal Congolese rumba group, African Jazz, and has collaborated with many other musicians, including Fania All Stars, Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, King Sunny Adé, Don Cherry, and Sly and Robbie. In 1998, he recorded the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa. The song "Soul Makossa" on the record of the same name contains the lyrics "makossa", which means "(I) dance" in his native tongue, the Cameroonian language Duala. It has influenced several popular music hits, including Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", as well as his re-recording of that song with Akon, the Fugees' "Cowboys", and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music". The 1982 parody song "Boogie in your butt" by comedian Eddie Murphy interpolates Soul Makossa's bassline and horn charts while "Butt Naked Booty Bless" by 1990s hip-hop group Poor Righteous Teachers heavily samples its musical bridge and drum patterns.
Manu Dibango was appointed a UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2004.
A1. Soul Makossa (Feat. Youssou N'Dour) A2. Biko (Feat. Alex Brown, Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Geoffrey Oryema, Sinéad O'Connor) A3. Wakafrika B1. Emma (Feat. Salif Keita, Sinéad O'Connor) B2. Homeless (Feat. Ray Lema, Sinéad O'Connor) B3. Lady (Feat. Ray Phiri, Sinéad O'Connor) C1. Hi-life C2. Wimoweh (Feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo) C3. Ami Oh! (Feat. Angélique Kidjo, Papa Wemba) C4. Jingo (Feat. King Sunny Adé, Touré Kunda) D1. Pata Pata (Feat. Kaïssa Doumbé) D2. Diarabi (Feat. Bonga, Touré Kunda) D3. Ca va chouïa