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World Africa's jazz great Manu Dibango dies in France of virus

17:16  24 march  2020
17:16  24 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Renowned jazz man Manu Dibango , to many the beloved "Papy Groove" who served as an inspiration and pioneer in his art, died on Tuesday with the coronavirus The announcement did not say where he had been hospitalized, but Dibango , who was born in Cameroon, was known to live in France .

Veteran Afro- jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus, his France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Audience ratings certified by ACPM/OJD. Afro- jazz music legend Manu Dibango died on March 23, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus.

PARIS (AP) — Manu Dibango, who fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music, died Tuesday with the coronavirus, according to his music publisher.

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Manu Dibango , who fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music, died Tuesday (March 24) Funerals in France have been limited to 20 people n the closest circle of the deceased because of a lockdown to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Africa . Renowned Afro- jazz star Manu Dibango has died after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives and official Facebook page have announced. Funerals in France have been limited to 20 people who are in the closest circle of the deceased because of a lockdown to try to slow the

He was 86.

The Cameroon-born saxophonist, who gained international fame with his 1972 song “Soul Makossa,” died in a hospital in the Paris region, Thierry Durepaire said.

Dibango was hospitalized with an illness “linked to COVID-19,” his official Facebook page said last week.

“Soul Makossa” was one of the earliest hits in the nascent world music scene, including a catchy hook copied by some of the world’s biggest pop stars.

In 2009, Dibango filed a lawsuit against Michael Jackson and Rihanna, claiming they had stolen his music in “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” and “Don’t Stop the Music,” respectively. Jackson settled out of court.

Funeral services were to be “held in strict privacy” followed by a tribute “when possible,” Tuesday’s announcement said. Funerals in France have been limited to 20 people n the closest circle of the deceased because of a lockdown to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Manu Dibango , the Cameroonian musician celebrated for his blend of jazz , funk and traditional west African styles Dibango was born in 1933 in Douala, Cameroon. He attended high school in France and began learning He blended the cosmopolitan styles from Africa and Europe into his own fusion

Cameroonian singer and saxophonist Manu Dibango has died from a coronavirus infection, according to a message on his official Facebook page on Tuesday. A virtuoso on the saxophone, vibraphone and piano, Dibango was a regular in Germany and last performed at the Africa Würzburg Festival in

Dibango is survived by four children.

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