Manu Dibango

Dec 12, 1933 – Mar 24, 2020 (Age 86)


December 12, 1933
March 24, 2020


Manu Dibango was a saxophonist, vibraphonist, and songwriter from Cameroon who was known for mixing traditional African music with jazz and funk. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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My heartfelt condolences are offered to the loved ones of Manu Dibango. There is no question that he was a talented musician whose sounds brought joy to many. Please allow the God of all comfort to sustain you during your sadness.

We express our sympathies to the Dibango family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. His song "Soul Makossa" was a great hit. May the God of all comfort bless your hearts with his loving kindness and peace as He strengthens you to cope at this difficult time.

I was 13 years old when "Soul Makossa" was a hit ! I still have the 45 rpm . You will be missed, now I will listen to the song , so many memories Thank You !! RIP in Jesus.

I am so sorry about the loss of Manu. Such greatness lost! The Dibango family has my deepest condolences. I pray that you will be surrounded continuously with love and support. And, as you go through this difficult time, may Almighty God give you everlasting comfort (2 Thess. 2:16).

Beautiful music that will be missed, my condolences to the Dibango family, may God be with you as you go through this very difficult time of your loss.

Heartfelt condolences to the family of Manu Dibango. May God comfort you and give you peace as you mourn your loss.

So very sorry to the Dibango Family to hear of Manu's passing, May the Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with loving kindness and strength as you cope through each difficult day with thIs precious loss in your lives.