Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Classic Track: Dibango's Soul Makossa

Here is a great article about one of my favorite tracks, Manu Dibango's Soul Makossa from our friends at http://www.tothedisco.com/.

Manu Dibango's Soul Makossa is an important record not just because it has a most dancable african jazz groove but because it is the first record that club DJs truly made into a hit record.

Originally from Cameroon, Manu Dibango was interested in music at an early age and eventually moved to France to study at Jules Ferry College in St. Calais and ended up in Paris later on. It is in Paris that he frequented Jazz clubs and built a reputation as an excellent musician. Manu traveled back to Africa in 1960 and visited many French and English speaking nations....

To read the rest of the article go to http://www.tothedisco.com/.

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