Manu Dibango Biography and Profile, Cameroonian Musician, Cameroonian Songwriter

Manu Dibango, Cameroonian singer, best known for his hit single “Soul Makossa,” was born 12 December 1933. Dibango achieved a considerable success following in the U.K. with the disco hit “Big Blow,” and in 1998 he recorded the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa. Manu Dibango died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have confirmed. Dibango was “a fatherly figure who was always ready to advise, hold the hand of younger musicians and lead them to success,” fellow musician and journalist Ateh Francis, also known as Bazore, said. Here’s Manu Dibango Biography and Profile. Read more

Emel Mathlouthi, Emel Mathlouthi Biography, Emel Mathlouthi Biography and Profile, Tunisian Singer, Tunisian Songwriter, Kelmti Horra, Arab Spring, Tunisian, Tunisia

Emel Mathlouthi, Tunisian singer and songwriter, began writing guitar-based songs with political messages when she was a student in the mid-2000s. “I am those who are free and never fear,” Emel Mathlouthi sings, her voice ringing with certainty. “I am the secrets that will never die, I am the voice of those who would not give in, I am the meaning amid the chaos.” Read more