Manu Dibango, The African Saxophone Legend Dies Of Covid-19

Manu Dibango, The African Saxophone Legend Dies Of Covid-19

May he rest in peace!

Manu Dibango was the saxophone legend from Cameroon and he took the world by storm through his 1972 hit Soul Makossa. Widely considered a giant among his peers, he passed away in Paris after catching the coronavirus. France is one of the worst affected countries in the world right now with over 22,000 confirmed cases reported so far.

Manu was 86-years-old and still going strong when he succumbed to the deadly new virus. Condolence messages started pouring from around the world and from his friends and family who will sorely miss the presence of a musical genius among them.

The Best World Music Album Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo tweeted saying: "Dear #ManuDibango, you’ve always been there for me from my beginnings in Paris to this rehearsal just 2 months ago! You re the original Giant of African Music and a beautiful human being. This coda of #SoulMakossa is for you!"




His official Facebook page released a statement saying: "It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove." It added, further, that his funeral will take place with 'strict privacy.' May he rest in peace!

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