segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2015
Manu Dibango - Jazz Funk & African Soul
Já faz um tempo que escuto este som. Um Jazz Funk bem suave, com momentos de trilha sonora anos setenta, e uma batucada meio hipnótica. Tenho alguns álbuns há muito tempo, e acho que vale a pena partilhar... Antes, ouçam um pouquinho:
Manu Dibango (nascido como Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango em Duala, Camarões a 12 de dezembro de 1933), é um saxofonista e vibrafonista de jazz e afrobeat. Uma de suas canções, "New Bell", figurou na trilha sonora do jogo Grand Theft Auto IV, mais precisamente na rádio IF99. Sua música mais conhecida é o afrobeat "Soul Makossa" de 1972, música incorporada por Michael Jackson em "Wanna be start something" e Rihanna em "Don't stop the music".
He was a member of the seminal Congolese rumba group African Jazz, and has collaborated with many other musicians, including Fania All Stars, Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, King Sunny Adé, Don Cherry, and Sly and Robbie. In 1998 he recorded the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa. The song "Soul Makossa" on the record of the same name contains the lyrics "makossa", which means "dance" in his native tongue, the Cameroonian language, Duala). It has influenced several popular music hits, including Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", as well as his re-recording of that song with Akon, the Fugees' "Cowboys", and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music". The 1982 parody song "Boogie in your butt" by comedian Eddie Murphy interpolates Soul Makossa's bassline and horn charts while "Butt Naked Booty Bless" by 1990s hip-hop group Poor Righteous Teachers heavily samples its musical bridge and drum patterns. He served as the first chairman of the Cameroon Music Corporation, with a high profile in disputes about artists' royalties. Dibango was appointed a UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2004. His song "Reggae Makossa" is featured on the soundtrack to the 2006 video game Scarface: The World Is Yours. In August 2009 he played the closing concert at the revived Brecon Jazz Festival. In July 2014 he made an 80th anniversary concert at Olympia, France which was broadcast by TV5Monde.
Versão de 1985 com alguns Bonus Tracks....