Saxophonist Manu Dibango coming to Uganda

Isaiah Katumwa, Manu Dibango to pay tribute to Hugh Masekela at Serena next month

By Norah Mukimba
Jazz lovers have even more reason to be excited about with the coming of Paris based Cameroonian saxophonist, Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango alias Manu Dibnago.

Manu is a song writer, musician and saxophonist best known for his song “Soul Makossa” which inspired Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna be starting’ something’ .

He will be performing along side Uganda’s Isaiah Katumwa and South Africa’s Siphokazi at a tribute concert to the fallen father of South African jazz, Hugh Masekela.

With over 70 albums, Manu is still best known for developing a unique music style that lightens up jazz, funk and traditional Cameroonian music.

According to Isaiah Katumwa, Manu is a legend and Uganda should be proud to host him for the first time ever.

The Hugh Masekela tribute concert is sponsored by Johnnie Walker and will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel on 30th April, the International jazz day.

Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango (born 12 December 1933) is a Cameroonian musician and song-writer who plays saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, though his mother was a Duala.

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