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Manu Dibango

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Cameroon-French Musician Manu Dibango

Dibango is considered one of the founders of world music. His first album, "Soul Makossa," was a big hit in 1973. His latest album is called "Wakafrika" and blends traditionally African music with European pop. This album features such artists as Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel and Sinead O'Connor. His new autobiography is "Three Kilos of Coffee."

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From the Archives: Cameroon-French Musician Manu Dibango.

Composer and saxophonist Manu Dibango. He is considered one of the founders of world music. Dibango's first album, "Soul Makossa," was a big hit in 1973. His autobiography Three Kilos of Coffee (The University of Chicago Press) was released last year. His latest album is called "Wakafrika" (Giant Records). (REBROADCAST FROM 8/15/94) (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

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The Career of Saxophonist and Composer Manu Dibango

World music commentator Milo Miles reviews the career of the Afropop pioneer. Dibango grew up in Cameroon, played jazz in Paris, and later returned to his home country. He performs in a wide range of styles, from soul to smooth jazz.

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