African Saxophone Legend Manu Dibango Dies Of Coronavirus

 African Saxophone Legend Manu Dibango Dies Of Coronavirus

The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after contacting coronavirus.

Dibango – best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19.

The 86-year-old fused jazz and funk music with traditional sounds from his home country, Cameroon, which he collaborated with numerous artists over a long career, including US pianist Herbie Hancock and Nigeria’s Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

Top African musicians, Angelique Kidjo and Youssou Ndour led the tributes.

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