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Manu Dibango

Waka Juju

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Release Notes
  • Reissue of the 1982 album by Manu Dibango

Released in 1982, the album “Waka Juju” marks a return to Afrosound. We hear titles like “Douala Serenade” or “Ma Marie”, a tribute to his wife.

“Waka juju” is an ode to juju, the traditional Yoruba music that has become Nigeria’s most popular style.

Emmanuel N’Djok√© Dibango (born 12 December 1933) is a Cameroonian musician and song-writer who plays saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. He is best known for his 1972 single “Soul Makossa”.