Besides his Soul Makossa
Gang, Kenyan jazz groups Mwai and the Truth, Afrosync, Chris Bittok, Swahili Jazz Band, and The Different Faces Band will also perform.Others to perform will be the husband-and-wife duo of Jacob and Kavutha Asiyo.
Born in Douala, Cameroon, in 1933, Dibango is most well-known for his Grammy Award-winning track Soul Makossa
. The song topped the charts in 1973 and went on to be sampled by various musicians, including the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, and U.S-based Barbadian star Rihanna.
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.
Ejemplo de ello es el caso del ritmo makossa
, que gracias a la cancion "Soul makossa
" de Manu Dibango en los anos setenta del pasado siglo, tuvo un exito mundial despues de que lo retomara Michael Jackson, con una connotacion world music .
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
. A real treat.
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.