Manu Dibango, African Jazz Great Behind ‘Soul Makossa,’ Dead at 86 From Coronavirus - Rolling Stone

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Manu Dibango, African Jazz Great Behind ‘Soul Makossa,’ Dead at 86 From Coronavirus - Rolling Stone

1972 track provided famous chant sample on Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ ” and numerous hip-hop hits

Manu Dibango, the acclaimed Cameroonian saxophonist whose 1972 hit, “Soul Makossa,” would later be sampled by Michael Jackson, Kanye West, and dozens of other musicians, died Tuesday from the coronavirus. He was 86. A note on Dibango’s Facebook page confirme…
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