47.2 F
New York
Saturday, March 28, 2020

African Jazz Legend Manu Dibango Dies from COVID-19

Must read

This Day in History: March 28th

"Panther with a Pen," Lutrelle Palmer Was Born Lutrelle Fleming Palmer Jr., known as the Godfather of Chicago's...

It’s Time for the NFL to be Honest with Antonio Brown

On Thursday, Bruce Arians, the coach for NFL team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, shut down the possibility of Wide Receiver, Antonio Brown, following Tom Brady...

Mali Opposition Leader Soumaila Cisse Kidnapped

Mali opposition leader Soumaila Cisse has been kidnapped and is being been held hostage days before an election. Cisse, along with six members of his...

Does Cuba Have a Cure for Coronavirus?

Cuba may have found a cure for COVID-19. On March 2, the island instituted the Novel Coronavirus Plan for Prevention and Control, which regulates...
Avatar
Ayara Pommellshttps://thehub.news
Ayara Pommells is the Co-Founder of ShineMyCrown.com. She is also a contributor for AFROPUNK and TheHub.News. #BlackGirlMagic pusha. Powered by herbal tea and wax melts.

African jazz legend has died in Paris after suffering from complications of COVID-19.

He was 86 years old.

Dibango announced earlier this month that he had tested positive for the virus, but informed his fans that he was “calmly recovering” in hospital.

“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,” a statement posted to his official Facebook page reads.

Chers parents, chers amis, chers fans,Une voix s’élève au lointain…C'est avec une profonde tristesse que nous vous…

Posted by Manu Dibango – Officiel on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

 

“His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible,” the message added.

Dibango was a member of the influential Congolese group African Jazz. Over the course of his career, he collaborated with some of Africa’s most notable performers including Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Nigerian guitarist King Sunny Adé and South African gospel group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The line “mama-say, mama-sa, ma-makossa” featured in Michael Jackson’s Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin‘ was taken from Dibango’s chorus on Soul Makossa—one of his biggest hits. Dibango sued Jackson, winning an out-of-court settlement.

- Advertisement -

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Michelle Obama and DJ D-Nice Host a Voter Registration Party

Michelle Obama and DJ D-Nice teamed up for their online Voter Registration party on Instagram live. Last week, DJ D-Nice had all of Instagram rocking...

Jamaica Promises Harsh Penalties for Those Who Ignore Quarantine

Jamaican Minister Andrew Holness is warning travelers that stiff penalties could follow if they do not adhere to the country's quarantine order. The Caribbean island...

White House, Senate Reach Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal

The White House and Senate leaders have finally reached an agreement in the form of a $2-trillion stimulus package for the U.S. economy to...

This Day in History: March 24th

The "Godmother of the Civil Rights Moment," Dorothy Height Was Born Women and civil...

Nigeria Reports Chloroquine Poisoning after Trump Lauds it as COVID-19 Treatment

Nigeria has reported that three people have overdosed on the anti-malaria drug chloroquine after President Donald Trump tweeted that it was a "cure" for...