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Al Jazeera 25 Mar 2020

Afro- Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus


The legendary musician who pioneered Afro-jazz music, Manu Dibango, has died at the age of 86.
That is after he contracted the coronavirus in France and was hospitalised last week.

Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley takes a look back at his life.

Fans across the globe are mourning the death of a Cameroon-born saxophonist considered one of the most influential musicians in world dance music. Manu Dibango, best known for his international 1972 hit "Soul Mokassa," died Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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