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 such as Makossa.
His music means a lot to me, for personal and professional reasons. I met him a few times when he was recording his radio show in Paris or at various shows. He was an encyclopedia of African musics and musicians.
If you follow this tag on the African Music Forum, you’ll find a lot of musics and stories, in 30+ posts.