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Manu Dibango

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Manu Dibango: Apollo Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 18 August 1973

MANU DIBANGO'S appearance at the Apollo was the capper for a frenzied week of concert-going in New York and the East Coast. ...

Fania All Stars, Mongo Santamaria, Manu Dibango et al: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 26 August 1973

'OUR LATIN THING' PLAYS AT STADIUM 30,000 See Fania All Stars and Others at Second Base ...

Manu Dibango: The Originator Of 'Soul Makossa'

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 31 August 1973

THERE IS absolutely a no contest when it comes to the most recorded song of the year in soul circles. It is simply 'Soul Makossa' ...

Manu Dibango: Soul Makossa (Atlantic)

Review by Dan Nooger, Phonograph Record, September 1973

THIS IS the best soul dance record in years. It cuts directly against the grain of most black music today, which strives for that sophisticated, ...

Manu Dibango: Joining Soul With Its Afro Roots

Interview by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 3 November 1973

THINGS HAVEN'T improved much in the last few weeks. The Apollo, the main showcase for black talent in the New York area, continues to run ...

Manu: Breaking Out of Africa

Profile and Interview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 2 March 1974

Manu Dibango, No. 1 in Africa, has finally broken through in America. Robert Partridge met him in Paris... ...

Manu Dibango: The Soul Makossa Man

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 9 April 1974

HIS FRIENDS call him Dibbs but to the rest of the world his name is Manu Dibango, and he is the creator of one of ...

Manu Dibango, Gasper Lawal: Hammersmith Palais, London

Live Review by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 24 September 1983

READING THE music papers in mid-'76, I'd suspected that the touted wave of punk groups resembled nothing so extraordinary as a cross between zealous youth ...

Manu Dibango: Hammersmith Palais, London

Live Review by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 24 November 1984


Manu Dibango: Montreux Jazz Festival, Casino de Montreux

Live Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 3 August 1985

IN MUCH the same way that reggae ultimately required the charismatic presence of Bob Marley to give it international focus, the Modern Music of Africa ...

Dibango the Giant

Report and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Eye Weekly, 28 July 1994

GLOBAL MUSIC often works best on the dance floor where, free from ghetto-izing labels and strict radio formats, it can cross over and capture the ...


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