"Rest In Power Tonton Manu.
We feel so privileged we had the honor to work with you. To hang with you. To travel with you. To learn from you. Your voice and deep laughter is missing already, but your music stays stellar, as you were." Helene & Celia.
Manu Dibango brought the funky Soul Makossa in orbit in 1972. Putting Cameroon on the map of African Groove for the whole world to dance on. It left such a remarkable print that it inspired Quincy Jones and Micheal Jackson for the unforgettable: "Mama se mama sa mamakoossa."
With Manu Dibango's blessings, we revisited this Classic with nowadays French Politics as a backdrop. It's our Afropean mix. "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" is supposed to be the principles of our Republic (France) but in reality, it doesn't show, racism is rampant, recession tingles hate and ignorance. Democracy is a powerful tool, though.
We, Citizens, have the power of Change in our hands.
NÜ SOUL MAKOSSA
Written by Brigitte Moumy / Helene & Celia Faussart
Music : Maurice Herd / Helene Faussart & Celia Faussart/ Manu Dibango
Nubiatik Publishing LLC/Soul Makossa Editions/Headjob Publishing
Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Identité, Intégrité, Citoyenneté
Est-ce que je suis visible ?
Difficultés, Sécurité, Manque à gagner, Promiscuité, Perversité, Mis de Côté
Dans mon quartier, Nuisible
Lyrics : Helene Faussart/Celia Faussart/Brigitte Moumy
Music: Maurice Herd aka. PIRANHA HEAD
Adaptation of SOUL MAKOSSA from Manu Dibango
Produced by : Maurice Herd aka. PIRANHA HEAD
Saxophone: Manu Dibango
Keys: John Roggie (Rhodes/Organ), Fabulous Fab (MS20)
Bass: Andre Manga
Drums: Graham Hawthorne
Percussions: Pedro Martinez,
Backing Vocals : Les Nubians,Marie Martin, Adeline Petricien, Alexis Juliard, Greg Clarke, Eric Roberson, Caroline Riddick
French & Cameroonian, Hélène and Célia Faussart, Les Nubians, began a capella covering songs of the Great Black Music
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