Music from Cameroon – Manu Dibango

Emmanuel ‘Manu’ N’Djoké Dibango, born in1933 is a Cameroonian saxophonistand vibraphone player. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk and traditional Cameroonian music. Here´s his Song “Soul Makossa”

2 thoughts on “Music from Cameroon – Manu Dibango

  1. One of the most sampled songs ever. Great post, and amazing groove!

    From Wikipedia:
    1973: Watergrate, by Dickie Goodman
    1973: Sessomatto, by Armando Trovaioli
    1982: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, by Michael Jackson — during the song’s final bridge; altered to “mama-se, mama-sa, mama ku-sa”
    1982: Funky Soul Makossa, by Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome
    1988: Girl You Know It’s True (N.Y. Subway Extended Mix), by Milli Vanilli
    1988: A Day in the Life, by Black Riot feat. Todd Terry
    1989: Pump Your Fist, by Kool Moe Dee
    1989: Fast Lane, by Urban Dance Squad
    1990: Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts), by A Tribe Called Quest — altered to “mama say yah, ma-ma ku-sa”
    1990: Butt Naked Booty Bless, by Poor Righteous Teachers
    1991: Trophy, by Geto Boys
    1991: Naked, by Nicki Richards
    1991: On the House Tip, by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
    1994: Mama Say, by Bloodhound Gang
    1994: Samba Makossa, by Chico Science
    1994: Amma Dekh Tera Munda Bigda, by Bali Brahmabhatt and Alka Yagnik
    1996: Cowboys, by Fugees
    1996: Do That to Me, by The Lisa Marie Experience
    1996: Get Funky, by Casino
    1997: Face Off, by Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money
    1997: Intro/Court/Clef/Intro, by Wyclef Jean
    1998: Gettin’ Jiggy wit It, by Will Smith — altered to “mama (uh), mama (uh), mama come closer”
    1998: Startin’ Something, by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
    1998: Viva!, by Makossa Magic
    1999: Macosa, by Outsidaz feat. Eminem
    2000: Feelin’ So Good (Video Version), by Jennifer Lopez feat. Big Pun and Fat Joe
    2002: Up and Down (In and Out), by Deborah Cox
    2002: 4 Tribes, by Organ Donors
    2003: Hailie’s Revenge (Doe Rae Me), by Eminem ft. Obie Trice and D12
    2005: Algo más que música, by El Chojin
    2005: Mama-Kossa, by Back to Basics
    2006: Mama Say Mama Sa, by The Caramel Club
    2007: Don’t Stop the Music, by Rihanna
    2008: Brooklyn Girls, by Charles Hamilton
    2008: Havenhurst Prophet Posse, by Jib Kidder
    2010: Hands In The Air, by Girl Talk
    2010: Lost in the World, by Kanye West feat. Bon Iver, Alicia Keys and Charlie Wilson
    2011: You See Me, by Childish Gambino

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