African Saxophone Legend, Manu Dibango, Dies Of Coronavirus

Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango, a veteran Afro jazz star and saxophonist, has died on March 24 after contracting Coronavirus.

His record label told AFP that his funeral service will be held in strict privacy and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible. 

The saxophonist was one of the pioneers of Afro jazz and also fused funk with traditional Cameroonian music.

His biggest hit was the B-side of a song to support the Cameroon football team in the African Cup of Nations but was picked up and popularized by New York DJs.

A number of celebrities have tested positive to Coronavirus. Some of them are Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, Harvey Weinstein, Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre. 

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