Manu Dibango (Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango, born December 12, 1933 in Douala, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Douala is the largest city in Cameroon and the capital of Cameroon's Littoral Province. The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind The vibraphone, sometimes called the vibraharp or simply the vibes, is a Musical instrument in the mallet subfamily of the percussion family He developed a musical style fusing jazz and traditional Cameroonian music. He is a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, though his mother was a Duala. The Duala (or Douala) are an Ethnic group of Cameroon. They primarily inhabit the littoral region to the coast and form a portion of the Sawa
He has collaborated with many musicians, including Fania All Stars, Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Don Cherry, and Sly and Robbie. The Fania All-Stars was an illustrious and widely distinguished musical ensemble established in 1968 by composer Johnny Pacheco as a showcase for the leading musicians Fela Anikulapo Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, October 15 1938 – August 2 1997) or simply Fela, was Herbert Jeffrey Hancock ("Herbie" born April 12 1940 is a Jazz Pianist and Composer. Bill Laswell (born February 12, 1955 in Salem George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell Jr (born April 19, 1944) is an American keyboardist and Composer best known for his work Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a male choral group from South Africa that sings in the vocal style of Isicathamiya and mbube. Don Cherry may refer to Don Cherry (ice hockey (born 1934 hockey player coach and commentator Don Cherry (jazz (1936-1995 trumpeter Sly and Robbie are one of Reggae 's most prolific and long lasting production teams In 1998 he recorded the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa . Eliades Ochoa (born June 22 1946) is a Cuban Guitarist and Singer in Loma de la Avispa Songo La Maya in the east of the country near
His Soul Makossa is often considered the first disco record (Jones and Kantonen, 1999). " Soul Makossa " is a 1972 single by Cameroonian Makossa saxophonist Manu Dibango. Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define The song of the same name on that record contains the lyrics "makossa", which means "(I) dance" in his native tongue, the Cameroonian language, Duala). The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. Duala (also spelled Douala, Diwala, Dwela, Dualla, and Dwala) is the Language spoken by the Duala people of 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". Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Aliaune Thiam The Fugees were a critically-acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group that rose to fame in the mid-1990s whose repertoire included elements of soul and Rihanna (pronounced /riːˈɑːnə/ born Robyn Rihanna Fenty; February 20 1988 is a Barbadian singer, model and Fashion designer " Don't Stop the Music " is a song by Barbadian pop singer Rihanna from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad. 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. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Poor Righteous Teachers are a Hip Hop group from Trenton, New Jersey, founded in 1989
He served as the first chairman of the Cameroon Music Corporation, with a high profile in disputes about artists' royalties. Royalties (sometimes running royalties) are usage-based payments made by one party (the "licensee" to another (the "licensor" for ongoing use of an Dibango was appointed a UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2004. UNESCO Artists for Peace are international celebrity advocates for the United Nations agency UNESCO.