Jazz great Manu Dibango, best known for his 1972 hit “Soul Makoosa,” has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to a statement on his official Facebook page.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on 24th of March 2020, at 86 years old, further to covid 19,” it said.
“His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible,” the message added.
The Cameroon-born singer and saxophonist died in a hospital near Paris, according to his music publisher Thierry Durepaire, Agence France-Presse reported.
The artist, who inspired “world music” in the 1970s, was one of the pioneers of Afro jazz and also fused funk with traditional music from Cameroon.
His biggest hit was the B-side of a song to support the Cameroon soccer team in the African Cup of Nations but was picked up by New York DJs.
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