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Mar 25, 2020

African Saxophone Legend Manu Dibango dies of Coronavirus

 

The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus.
   Dibango - best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa - is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19.
The 86-year-old fused jazz and funk music with traditional sounds from his home country, Cameroon.
He collaborated with numerous artists over a long career, including US pianist Herbie Hancock and Nigeria's Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.
The Cameroonian musician filed a lawsuit in 2009 saying Michael Jackson had stolen a hook from his song, Soul Makossa, for two tracks on the world's best-selling album, Thriller. Jackson settled the case out of court.

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