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Tribute to Manu Dibango: Cameroonian jazz pioneer loved across Africa and the world

David Corio/Redferns/Getty Images Rogers Orock, University of the WitwatersrandAfrican jazz has lost another of its best-known icons.Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango, popularly known as Manu Dibango, was, like Hugh Masekela who died last year, a global star of Afro-jazz and funk. The saxophonist Dibango leaves a huge legacy spanning more than ...
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What lost photos of Blue Notes say about South Africa's jazz history

Mongezi Feza on trumpet at the concert in 1964 that is the source of the rare new photos of The Blue Notes. Norman Owen-Smith Lindelwa Dalamba, University of the WitwatersrandIn 1964 a young South African student and photography enthusiast, Norman Owen-Smith, took his Leica camera along to a jazz concert at the then University of Natal Pietermaritz...
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