Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa original 7" (Camroon, 1972)

(AFRICAN 90.571).

In 1972 Manu Dibango is ordered to compose the anthem for the 8th African Cup of Nations, taking place in Cameroon. The A face of this 7" is realized for this purpose with Eno Belinga. On the B side, he was free to include one of his personal production, Soul Makossa, a song that allowed him to gain worldwide fame (but also to be savagely sampled by Michael Jackson and recently by Rihanna...)

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa:

Same track recorded in Jamaica: HERE