Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango (Dec., 12 1933 — March 24, 2020) was a Cameroonian saxist, vibist, and composer with a musical career that spans more than 50 years. In 1972 he cut the Afro-funk classic “Soul Makossa,” which became a much-covered, much-sampled global hit for the artist. Discography: Manu Dibango (1968) Saxy Party (1969) O Boso (1971) […]

André Marie Tala

André Marie Tala (born Oct. 29, 1950) is a Cameroonian guitarist, percussionist, and vocalist who was prolific during the 1970s and ’80s. He launched his career with the help of breakout local Manu Dibango. Discography: Hot Koki (1973) Na Mala Ebolo (1973) Tala André Marie (1975) Black Woman (1976) Arabica (as Tala A.M., 1978) Mother […]