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Manu Dibango

sax, *1933 CM, Douala
Musician of World and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango African Voodoo Junior Dibbs

Saxophonist from Cameroon. Originally trained in classical piano, his musical career began in Brussels and Paris in the 1950s. 1960 finds him in Congo as a member of African Jazz led by Joseph Kabasele (Le Grand Kalle)! He formed his own band in Cameroon in 1963, moving to Paris in 1965. His international breakthrough came in 1972 with Soul Makossa.  Manu Dibango is extraordinarily versatile, having played almost every style of music you care to mention - soul, reggae, jazz, spirituals, blues, electro.

     
Instruments
  • Saxophone
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Marimba
  • Organ
Genres
  • World
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Soul Makossa on Manu Dibango Anthology by Manu Dibango
Anbessa on Anbessa by Akalé Wubé & Manu Dibango
Groovy Flute on African Voodoo by Manu Dibango
Coconut on African Voodoo by Manu Dibango
The Panther on Afro-Soul Machine by Manu Dibango
Besoka on Salsa on Manu 76 by Manu Dibango
Quizas Quizas on Cubafrica by Cuarteto Patria & Manu Dibango
Bessoka - Version courte on Afro-Soul Machine by Manu Dibango
Biko (feat. Alex Brown, Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Geoffrey Oryema) on Wakafrika by Manu Dibango
Sax City on Manu Dibango Anthology by Manu Dibango

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Soul Makossa / New BellManu Dibango2017Album
Tu SaisBlack M, Christophe Willem & Inna Modja Featuring Manu Dibango2016Single
Pata PiyaManu Dibango2016Compil.
African Pop Session / EkediAkalé Wubé Featuring Manu Dibango2015Single
Soul MakossaManu Dibango2014Album
Soul MakossaManu Dibango2014Album
Dany Doriz Big BandDany Doriz Big Band Featuring Manu Dibango and Ronald Baker2014Album
Balade En SaxoManu Dibango2014Album
Ballad EmotionManu Dibango2012Album
Ballad EmotionManu Dibango2011Compil.
Ballad EmotionManu Dibango2011Album
Past Present FutureManu Dibango2011Album
Afro-Soul MachineManu Dibango2011Compil.
Faites Passer Le MessageJacob Desvarieux, Manu Dibango, Awa Imani, Fally Ipupa, Movaizhaleine, Youssoupha2010Single
Makossa Man: The Very Best OfManu Dibango2009Compil.
African WoodooManu Dibango2008Compil.
AfricaVision Vol. 3 - Musical Anthology Of African Cinema / Anthologie Musicale Du Cinema Africain - Le Cinéma De Manu DibangoManu Dibango2007Compil.
Homage To New OrleansManu Dibango Plays Sidney Bechet2007Album
The Best Of Manu DibangoManu Dibango2007Compil.
New Bell / YoyoManu Dibango / Kassaby Déhé2007Album
Lion Of AfricaManu Dibango2007Album
Essential RecordingsManu Dibango2006Compil.
Manu DibangoManu Dibango2004Compil.
Manu DibangoManu Dibango2004Album
Manu DibangoManu Dibango2004Compil.
Soul MakossaManu Dibango2004Album
Pepe SoupManu Dibango2004Single
The Rough Guide To Manu DibangoManu Dibango2004Compil.
Soul Of The Makossa Man #2Manu Dibango2003Album
AfricadelicManu Dibango2003Compil.
From AfricaManu Dibango2003Album
Soul Of The Makossa ManManu Dibango2003Album
Soul FiestaManu Dibango2002Album
B SidesManu Dibango2002Compil.
Kamer FeelingManu Dibango2001Album
Années 60 à 70Manu Dibango2000Album
SpiritualsManu Dibango2000Album
AnthologyManu Dibango2000Compil.
Afrosouljazz: The Very Best Of Manu DibangoManu Dibango2000Compil.
Ayé Africa Weya MounaManu Dibango2000Single
Mboa' Su Kamer Feelin'Manu Dibango2000Album
Années 70 à 80Manu Dibango2000Album
CubAfricaEl Cuarteto Patria & Manu Dibango1998Album
Manu SafariManu Dibango1998Album
African Soul > The Very Best Of <Manu Dibango1997Compil.
Dikalo (Salt Pop Corn)Manu Dibango1997Single
Oh ! Happy DayManu Dibango1997Single
Papa Groove - Live 96Manu Dibango1996Album
Papa Groove / Ambiance Tropika - Live 96Manu Dibango1996Single
Wakafrika RemixManu Dibango1995Single
Negropolitaines Vol.2Manu Dibango1995Album
LamastabastaniManu Dibango1995Album
AutoportraitManu Dibango1995Compil.
Ball Of Confusion / Super KoumbaUndisputed Truth / Manu Dibango1994Single
WakafrikaManu Dibango1994Album
BikoManu Dibango1994Single
Bao BaoManu Dibango1992Album
Ressens Le SonLes Little Featuring Manu Dibango1992Single
La JavanaiseManu Dibango1992Single
Soul MakossaManu Dibango1992Compil.
Africano / Reggae MakossaTimmy Thomas / Manu Dibango1991Album
Live '91Manu Dibango1991Album
Bolingo CityManu Dibango1991Single
Beat Of The Street (Magic Of Africa)Manu Dibango1990Single
PolysoniʞManu Dibango1990Album
Minçalor / Senga AbeleManu Dibango Featuring MC Mell'O'1990Single
Lokobobé / Bolingo CityManu Dibango1989Single
Négropolitaines Vol 1Manu Dibango1989Album
On Vit De FemmesManu Dibango, Claude Dubois1989Single
Comment Faire L'Amour Avec Un Nègre Sans Se FatiguerManu Dibango1989Album
Super KoumbaManu Dibango1988Album
La Fete A ManuManu Dibango1988Album
Qui Est Fou De Qui ? / Big BlowManu Dibango1987Single
Seventie'sManu Dibango1987Compil.
(Everybody) Get Dancin' / Soul MakossaBombers / Manu Dibango1987Album
AfrijazzyManu Dibango1986Album
Makossa '87 (Big Blow)Manu Dibango1986Album
Manu Invite... Akofa Akoussah Au TogoManu Dibango, Akofa Akoussah1986Album
Soul MakossaMay Day Guest Star Manu Dibango1986Single
Electric AfricaManu Dibango1985Album
Pata Piya (Full Length Extended Version)Manu Dibango1985Album
Rasta Souvenir / Manu A La JamaïqueManu Dibango1985Compil.
Soul MakossaManu Dibango1985Compil.
Electric AfricaManu Dibango1985Album
Abele DanceManu Dibango1984Single
Mélodies Africaines Volume 2Manu Dibango1984Album
Extrait De Son Album SurtensionManu Dibango1984Single
L'Aventure Ambiguë (Bande Original Du Film)Manu Dibango1984Album
SurtensionManu Dibango1984Album
Soft And SweetManu Dibango1983Album
Poinciana / Nature BoyManu Dibango1983Single
DeliveranceManu Dibango1983Album
Makossa ManManu Dibango1983Album
MboaManu Dibango1982Album
Waka JujuManu Dibango1982Album
Africa Boogie / Mouna PolaManu Dibango1982Album
Piano Solo, Mélodies Africaines Volume 1Manu Dibango1981Album
Happy FeelingManu Dibango1981Single
AmbassadorManu Dibango1981Album
Happy Feeling / Cava ChouiaManu Dibango1981Single
Happy FeelingManu Dibango1981Album
Goro CityManu Dibango1980Single
Doctor BirdManu Dibango1980Single
Reggae MakossaManu Dibango1980Single
Pour Une Poignée De C.F.A.Manu Dibango1980Single
Goro City / Reggae MakossaManu Dibango1980Album
Gone ClearManu Dibango1980Album
Maya Ma Bobe - Makossa MixManu Dibango1980Single
Doctor BirdManu Dibango1980Single
King Super Disco Sampler Vol. 6: Afro Disco Series SpecialKongas, Continent Number 6, Manu Dibango1979Album
Home MadeManu Dibango1979Album
Recital - Ses Plus Grands SuccèsManu Dibango1979Compil.
Big Blow / Boogie To The Top Part. 1Manu Dibango / Idris Muhammad1978Single
Big Blow / ToumbaManu Dibango1978Single
Anty / MotapoManu Dibango1978Single
Manu DibangoManu Dibango1978Album
Sun ExplosionManu Dibango1978Single
Anniversaire Au PaysManu Dibango1978Album
Big BlowManu Dibango1978Compil.
Le Prix De La Liberté (Bande Originale Du Film)Manu Dibango1978Album
Miss Cavacha (Bande Originale Du Film "L'herbe Sauvage")Manu Dibango1977Single
L'Herbe SauvageManu Dibango1977Album
Disque D'OrManu Dibango1977Compil.
ToumbaManu Dibango1977Single
A L'OlympiaManu Dibango1977Album
Demain L'AfriqueManu Dibango1977Single
Bande Originale Du Film CeddoManu Dibango1977Album
Affaires De QuartierManu Dibango1976Single
The Funky Arab / New BellMarakesh Express / Manu Dibango1976Album
Big Blow / Soul MakossaManu Dibango1976Album
Baobab Sun 7Manu Dibango1976Single
Manu 76Manu Dibango1976Album
Qui Est Fou De Qui? / MimboManu Dibango Et Georgia Dibango1976Single
Bokilo's Boogie / AngolaManu Dibango1976Single
Big BlowManu Dibango1976Single
The World Of Manu DibangoManu Dibango1976Compil.
AfrovisionManu Dibango1976Album
African Rhythm MachineManu Dibango1975Compil.
Makossa MusicManu Dibango1975Compil.
Countdown At KusiniManu Dibango1975Album
Yabassi / GarouaManu Dibango1975Single
Diboki / Super KumbaManu Dibango1975Single
Ashiko Go / Sango Pouss PoussManu Dibango1974Single
Soir Au VillageManu Dibango1974Single
Super KumbaManu Dibango1974Single
Super KumbaManu Dibango1974Album
African FunkManu Dibango1974Compil.
Pêpê Soup / MoniManu Dibango1974Single
Pêpê SoupManu Dibango1974Single
AfricadelicManu Dibango1973Album
Makossa ManManu Dibango1973Album
AfricadelicManu Dibango1973Single
Pêpê Soup / WeyaManu Dibango1973Single
Makossa ManManu Dibango1973Album
Dikalo / Tele MisoManu Dibango1973Single
MboloManu Dibango1973Single
WeyaManu Dibango1973Single
Dangwa Part 1 / Dangwa Part 2Manu Dibango1973Single
Soul MakossaManu Dibango1972Album
Soul MakossaManu Dibango1972Album
Bien Boire Se Dit "33"Manu Dibango1972Single
Dangwa / ObosoManu Dibango1972Single
Soul Makossa / LilyManu Dibango1972Single
New-Bell / HibiscusManu Dibango1972Single
African VoodooManu Dibango1972Album
Sango Yesus Cristo / Hot ThingManu Dibango1972Single
O BosoManu Dibango1972Album
Hymne De La 8e Coupe D'Afrique Des Nations / Soul MakossaManu Dibango1972Single
Toyota MakossaManu Dibango1972Single
The SoukoussManu Dibango And Hal Singer1971Single
Volume 3Le Grand Kalle, Gonzalo Fernandez, Manu Dibango Et L'African Team De Paris1971Compil.
I RememberManu Dibango1971Single
Manu DibangoManu Dibango1971Album
Oa Na MbaManu Dibango1971Single
Idiba / NgolowakeManu Dibango1971Single
Saxy-PartyManu Dibango1969Album
Ode To Papa And Mama / Soul MachineManu Dibango1968Single
Bolobo / Kamulango / Wachi-Wara / MboaManu Dibango1964Single
La Coupe Des TropiquesManu Dibango1964Single
Whisky And Soda / Munengue Na Ndutu / Parfums Des Iles / A.B.C.TwistManu Dibango1964Single
Le Lion Est MortManu Dibango1962Single
Hallelouia / Twist A LeoManu Dibango1962Album
Twist A Leo / Dizzy MeManu Dibango1962Single
Wachiwara / Mi Ultimo FracassoManu Dibango & Pepito1961Single
Soy Como Soy +3 - N° 75Manu Dibango1961Single
New Bell / ViramundoManu Dibango / Sérgio MendesSingle
Reggae Makossa / Straight To The Bank / Jingo / Don't You Feel My LoveManu Dibango - Bill Summers - Candido - George McCraeAlbum
Pachito Eche / Perfidia ChachaManu Dibango & PepitoSingle
New Bell / Soul ManManu Dibango / 'Sweet' Charles SherrellAlbum
Kolo Kolo / En Quittant YaoundeManu DibangoSingle
Salt Pop-CornManu DibangoSingle
Le Métèque (Jerk) / Sneakin' Home (Blues)Manu DibangoSingle
Chacha Mama / BatucadaManu Dibango & PepitoSingle
Salt Pop-CornManu DibangoSingle
Soir Au Village / KangoManu DibangoSingle
Volume 3Le Grand Kalle, Don Gonzalo, Manu Dibango Et L'African Team De ParisAlbum
L'African - TeamLe Grand Kalle, Gonzalo Fernandez, Manu Dibango Et L'African Team De ParisCompil.
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