Cameroonian Saxophone Legend, Manu Dibango Dies Of Coronavirus

Manu Dibango Killed by Coronavirus OnoBelloManu Dibango, a Cameroonian Jazz icon has died in Paris after contacting coronavirus. Dibango who best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19.

His death was announced via his official Facebook page. The 86-year-old saxophone guru was considered one of the foremost pioneers of Afro-jazz, very renown for the beautiful mixing of funk with traditional Cameroonian sound.

His 1972 hit, Soul Makossa, which peaked at no. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 was famously sampled by Michael Jackson on “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin.'”

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