Song of the Day #4,315: ‘Soul Makossa’ – Manu Dibango

Our next dearly departed musical artist is Manu Dibango, a saxophonist who hailed from Cameroon and released a famous funk song that inspired one of Michael Jackson’s hits. Dibango succumbed to the coronavirus in late March at 86 years old.

Dibango had a long career spanning multiple genres, but he is best remembered for the song ‘Soul Makossa.’ The track will sound familiar even if you’ve never heard it before because its sound was adopted by so many others, from 70s funk acts to modern day hip-hop artists.

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