Tuesday, March 2, 2010
"Soul Makossa" was released in 1972 and hit no. 35 on the Billboard charts in 1972. The composer is saxophonist and vibraphone player Manu Dibango (born Emmanuel Dibango N'Djoké)in Cameroon. This tune is a unique mix of traditional Cameroonian music with jazz and funk. "Makossa" means dance in Duala which is a Cameroonian language. Parts of "Soul Makossa" have been sampled in "You wanna be starting something" by the late Michael Jackson and "Don't stop the music" by Rihanna.