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Mort du célèbre saxophoniste Manu Dibango, qui a succombé au Covid-19...

Manu Dibango a wédi. Manu Dibango a nwo. Manu Dibango a wou. Manu Dibango kè kou! Manu Dibango est mort! Pleure, Afrique, ton grand génie !

J'entends vibrer dans l'éther, le son inimitable de ton saxophone, accompagnant la lente séparation de ton âme et de ton corps...

Oui, une femme te pleure avec son enfant à Yabassi et j'ai vu un vieillard écraser une larme à Osaka, en écoutant ton Soul Makossa!

J'entends pleurer la Terre, dans toutes les langues, Manu Dibango, maintenant que te convoque le Ciel...

Albums
Manu Dibango (1968)
Saxy Party (1969)
O Boso (1971) London/PolyGram Records
Soma Loba (1971)
Soul Makossa (1972) Fiesta Records (France), London Records (UK and Canada), Atlantic Records (US)
African Voodoo (1972)
Africadelic (1973)
Blue Elephant (1973)
Makossa Man (1974) Atlantic Records released as Pêpê Soup on Decca Records
African Funk (1974)
Makossa Music (1975) Creole Records, licensed from Société Française du Son
African Rhythm Machine (1975)
Countdown at Kusini O.S.T. (1975) D.S.T. Telecommunications, Inc.
Manu 76 (1976) Decca/PolyGram Records
Super Kumba (1976) Decca/PolyGram Records
The World of Manu Dibango (1976) Decca Records
Ceddo O.S.T (1977) Fiesta Records
L'Herbe Sauvage O.S.T. (1977) Fiesta Records
Disque D'Or (1977)
A l'Olympia (1978) Fiesta Records – a live double album
Anniversaire Au Pays (1978) Fiesta Records
Afrovision (1978) Mango/Island/PolyGram Records
Sun Explosion (1978) Decca/PolyGram Records
Le Prix De La Liberte (1978) Fiesta Records
Big Blow (1978) Derby Records – re-issue of Afrovision with a track from L'Herbe Sauvage OST and the extended single version of the song Soul Makossa
Gone Clear (1979) Mango/Island/PolyGram Records
Ses Plus Grands Succes (1979)
Home Made (1979) African Records
Ambassador (1981) Mango/Island/PolyGram Records
Waka Juju (1982) Polydor/PolyGram Records
Mboa (1982) Sonodisc/Afrovision
Soft And Sweet (1983) Garima Records
Deliverance (1983) AfroVision Records
Surtension (1984)
Electric Africa (1985) Celluloid
Afrijazzy (1986) Enemy Records
Négropolitaines, Vol.1 (1989)
Deliverance (1989) Afro Rhythmes
Happy Feeling (1989) Stern's
Rasta Souvenir (1989) Disque Esperance – a reissue of Gone Clear & Ambassador (compilation)
Polysonik (1991)
Bao Bao (1992)
Negropolitaines, Vol.2 (1992)
Autoportrait (1992)
Live '91 (1994) Stern's Music
Wakafrika (1994) Fnac Music/Giant/Warner Bros. Records
Lamastabastani (1996) Musicrama
Sax & Spirituals (1996)
Papa Groove: Live '96 (1996)
African Soul – The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (1997) Mercury (compilation)
Manu Safari (1998)
CubAfrica (Cuarteto Patria with Eliades Ochoa) (1998)
Mboa' Su – Kamer Feelin' (1999)
Collection Legende (1999)
Anthology (2000) (compilation)
The Very Best of Manu Dibango: Afrosouljazz From The Original Makossa Man (2000) (compilation)
Kamer Feelin' (2001)
B Sides (2002)
Dance With Manu Dibango (2002)
Africadelic: The Very Best Of Manu Dibango (2003) (compilation)
From Africa (2003) Blue Moon
Lion of Africa (2007) – live album including bonus DVD
African Woodoo (2008) from tracks recorded between 1971 and 1975 for cinema, TV, and advertising.
Choc'n'Soul (2010) features Sly and Robbie
Afro Funk (2010)
Afro Soul Machine (2011) (compilation)
Past Present Future (2011) features "Soul Makossa 2.0" with vocals performed by Wayne Beckford
Ballad Emotion (2011) (mostly jazz standards)
Africa Boogie (2013)
Aloko Party (2013)
Lagos Go Slow (2013)
Balade En Saxo (2013)
Contributing artist
Unwired: Acoustic Music from Around the World (1999) World Music Network
The Rough Guide to African Disco (2013) World Music Network
As sideman
With T-Bone Walker
Good Feelin' (Polydor)