Manu Dibango

Bio

Avec son saxo, ses lunettes noirs et son crâne rasé il est l'un des pionniers de l'Afro jazz. Une renommée internationale. "Quand une carrière est longue, elle est faite forcément en dents de scie : il y a des bons et des mauvais moments. L'essentiel, c'est que j'ai survécu à toutes ces épreuves. Tu commences par être un petit musicien, ensuite si tu as la chance tu deviens un peu plus connu, puis chef d'orchestre, puis arrangeur, puis accompagnateur de grands artistes. Puis de musicien tu deviens artiste - c'est ce qui m'est arrivé avec "Soul Makossa" en 1973. Donc j'ai eu de la chance. Et d'abord la chance de venir en France, d'être né dans une famille qui avait les moyens de me payer des études en métropole. Et la chance que mes parents me payent des leçons de musique. C'étaient des parents qui m'aimaient. Si tu peux vivre par ta passion, et que tu travailles avec ça, c'est du bonheur. Mais attention au mot bonheur : il y a beaucoup d'épines dans le bonheur. Il faut comprendre ce que c'est d'avoir de la chance : ça coûte cher, la liberté."

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Coconut
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Jungle Riders
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Wilderness
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Walking to Waza
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African Pop Session
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Soul Saxes Meeting
02:58
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Groovy Flute
02:33
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Soul Makossa (Manu Version)
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Tek Time
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Ma Marie
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Mouna Pola
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Cosita Linda
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El Paralitico
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El Manicero
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Promesa
03:34
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Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
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Yerberito
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Cerisiers Roses Et Pommiers Blancs
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Son de la Loma
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Rumba Makossa
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Carnaval
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Cielito Lindo
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Electric Africa
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Sun Explosion
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Reggae Makossa
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Tropical Garden
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Andy's Tune
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Kango
07:28
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Big Blow
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Electric Africa
10:25
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Abele Dance
06:54
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Poinciana
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Oh Koh!
10:09
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Ah freak sans fric
08:37
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Ekedi
02:48
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Soul Makossa
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Goro City
08:34
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Full Up
04:31
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Soul Makossa
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Moreira Chonguica
Tutu
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Moreira Chonguica
Take Five
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Moreira Chonguica
Blues for Africa
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Un soir au village
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Manga Bolo
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Waka Juju
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Africa Boogie
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Summertime
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Funny Valentine
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Wakafrika
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Ami Oh! (feat. Angélique Kidjo & Papa Wemba)
04:38
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Lady (feat. Ray Phiri)
05:26
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Emma (feat. Salif Keita)
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Wakafrika
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Biko (feat. Alex Brown, Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Geoffrey Oryema)
05:08
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Soul Makossa (feat. Youssou N'Dour)
05:39
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Douala Serenade
06:28
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Groovy Flute
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Lagos go slow
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Electric Africa
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Pata Piya
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Nostalgie
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Monique Séka
Plus jamais Ebola, pt. 2 (Extended Version)
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Plus jamais Ebola, pt. 1 (Extended Version)
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My Girl
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I Love Paris
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The Dock of the Bay
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L'été indien
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Et maintenant
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When a Man Loves a Woman
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Ode to Billie Joe
03:27
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Try a Little Tenderness
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Killing Me Softly With His Song
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Le sud
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Maladie d'amour
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Kamer Lion
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Soul Makossa
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Cry me a river
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All of me
03:23
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Misty
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Blue Moon
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Over the rainbow
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What a wonderful world
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Coupé décalé
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Elimb’a Dikalo
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African Battle
03:00
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Africadelic
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The Panther
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Wema Africa
06:23
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CMDouala, Cameroon
In operation since: 
1973

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