African Voodoo
Reissue of the fantastic and rare album by Manu Dibango, the Afro Soul Maestro!

African Voodoo

Manu Dibango

€ 29,95
  • LP
Soul Makossa
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These files 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 recordings reissue!



  • 1.Groovy Flute02:33
  • 2.Soul Saxes Meeting 03:00
  • 3.African Pop Session02:54
  • 4.Walking To Waza04:03
  • 5.Out Of Score02:50
  • 6.Ba-Kuba03:55


  • 1.Zoom 200004:00
  • 2.Aphrodite Shake03:25
  • 3.Wilderness03:10
  • 4.Jungle Riders03:00
  • 5.Iron Wood02:45
  • 6.Coconut02:14


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