Manu Dibango

African Voodoo

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Hot Casa

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Hot Casa hit us with a fantastic and rare album by Manu Dibango, the Afro Soul Maestro!
These tracks were recorded in 1971 at Pathé-Marconi studio (Boulogne Billancourt) for professional sound illustration intended for the cinema, television and advertising. The jazzman experimenting with all genres was then beginning to convert solely to what soon to be called “Rare Groove” somewhere between Soul, Jazz and Afro-Funk, with a hint of Latin clave.
In 2019, these tunes have not aged and the sound can be considered as “Huge” by many crate-diggers. These recordings were not supposed to reach the club or radio audience, it was more free sessions, a moment during they can open their imagination and test their “Afro something”, like Manu Dibango call it. Theses recording sessions included the best of the french soul scene at this time, Yvan Julien (Trumpet), Slim Pezin (Guitar), Jacques Bolognesi (Trombone), Lucien Dobat (Drums), Emile Boza (Percussions, Manfred (Bass) and the conductor himself at the vibraphone, marimba, saxophone, organ ...
This album is a wonderful return to the future and should satisfy the need of the Afro-Soul aficionados! We're very happy to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the best French musician in history with one of his best recording reissue!


Sil says: Hot reissue in a hot label! This is Dibango at its finest. The pressing is excellent with a heavy and rich sound. This is a collector's item and will fly pronto!


A1. Groovy Flute
A2. Soul Saxes Meeting
A3. African Pop Session
A4. Walking To Waza
A5. Out Of Score
A6. Ba-Kuba
B1. Zoom 2000
B2. Aphrodite Shake
B3. Wilderness
B4. Jungle Riders
B5. Iron Wood
B6. Coconut

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