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MANU DIBANGO

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At 84, this legend of African music come to Athens for a unique performance. Manu Dibango is Africa's, best-known jazz saxophonist  who blends jazz with his native Cameroonian makossa - on November 17, 2018 at Gazarte - Voutadon 32-34- Gazi - 210 3460347 -  

Saxophonist from Cameroon. Originally trained in classical piano, his musical career began in Brussels and Paris in the 1950s. 1960 finds him in Congo as a member of African Jazz led by Joseph Kabasele (Le Grand Kalle)! He formed his own band in Cameroon in 1963, moving to Paris in 1965. His international breakthrough came in 1972 with Soul Makossa. 
Manu Dibango is extraordinarily versatile, having played almost every style of music you care to mention - soul, reggae, jazz, spirituals, blues, electro.
At his early eighties, he is still full of energy and a fantatsic live musician who blows his saxophone with the groove of his body & soul.

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