Other festival highlights include performances of The Latin Jazz Afterparty, a joint double performance of The Real Group from Sweden, and Finland's Rajaton, as well as MANU DIBANGO & Soul Makossa
Gang, and Estonia's leading chamber orchestra, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conducted by Andres Mustonen.
The Cameroonian musician who captured the world of African music in the 1970s with his Soul Makossa
, Manu Dibango, spoke for many musicians when, on hearing of Papa Wemba's death, he wrote: "Africa has lost another worthy son in the shape of Papa Wemba.
One of its major highlights is its amazing tribute to Bazor, also known as Dina Bell (one of the greatest makossa
composers); its subtle acoustic take on Bell's body of work is one of a kind, a trip down memory lane which actually emphasizes the innate quality of a musical genre that lends itself to unexpected delightful appropriations.
Manu Dibango Jan 26, Old Fruitmarket CAMEROONIAN saxophonist Manu is 80 and a pioneering giant of world music He was the first African musician to reach the US top 40 with 1972 hit Soul Makossa
Speaking to the audience, Dibango, who is best known for his Afrobeat single Soul Makossa
of 1972, said, "I am excited to perform in Qatar for the first time.
," was lifted from obscurity by a white DJ, David Mancuso, who'd "discovered" it in a West Indian record store.
Pour ce qui est des danses, l'ambass bey ou le makossa
ont toujours fait partie des types de danse ou des rythmes sur lesquels plusieurs candidats entrent en lice dans le cadre des concours de danse.
19) Its musical landscape is diverse, with many different local genres: Bikutsi and Makossa
being the most popular in urban areas.
The song had been inspired by Zangalewa , a number that a makossa
group from Cameroon had belted out back in 1986, so its roots were very much African.
Tambien sobre como las estrellas vernaculas del "cine de oro mexicano" cimentaron "la hermandad" artistica que lo une con el saxofonista africano Manu Dibango --quien hace un ano demando a Michael Jackson y Rihanna por plagio a su pieza Soul Makossa
en Thriller y Please Don't Stop the Music, respectivamente (Proceso 1725).
30pm at Market Hall The 73-year-old 'Lion Of Cameroon' brings his colour coordinated set of saxophones for a rip through his patented Makossa
Rihanna's current single, Don't Stop the Music, samples Michael Jackson's 1983 single,"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', which in turn sampled the 1972 Manu Dibango 1972 single, Soul Makossa