Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango
1933 - 2020
Manu Dibango  Cameroonian Saxophone

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First Name Manu
Last Name Dibango
Full Name at Birth Emmanuel Dibango N'Djocke.
Alternative Name Manu Dibango, Emmanuel Dibango N'Djocke., Papy Groove
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th December, 1933
Birthplace Douala, Cameroon
Died 24th March, 2020
Place of Death Ile-de-France, France
Cause of Death COVID-19
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality Cameroonian
Occupation Text Saxophonist and vibraphone player
Occupation Saxophone
Music Genre (Text) African Rumba, Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Jazz, Makossa, Traditional
Music Genre Jazz, Percussion
Year(s) Active 1972–present, 1968–present, 1968–2020, 1961–2020
Music Style World Fusion
Music Mood Sophisticated
Instrument Saxophone
Instrument (text) Saxophone And Vibraphone
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Emmanuel N'Djoké "Manu" Dibango (12 December 1933 – 24 March 2020) was a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who played 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, while his mother was a Duala. He was best known for his 1972 single "Soul Makossa". He died from COVID-19 on 24 March 2020.

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