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Wakafrika

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Download links and information about Wakafrika by Manu Dibango. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Jazz, World Music, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:07:05 minutes.

Artist: Manu Dibango
Release date: 1994
Genre: Jazz, World Music, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:07:05
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Soul Makossa (feat. Youssou N'dour) 5:40
2. Biko (feat. Alex Brown, Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Geoffrey Oryema) 5:13
3. Wakafrika 4:48
4. Emma (feat. Salif Keita) 6:00
5. Homeless (feat. Ray Lema) 3:46
6. Lady (feat. Ray Phiri) 5:32
7. Hi-life (feat. King Sunny Adé) 5:42
8. Wimoweh (feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo) 4:20
9. Ami Oh! (feat. Angélique Kidjo, Papa Wemba) 4:43
10. Jingo (feat. King Sunny Adé) 5:09
11. Pata Pata (feat. Kaissa Doumbé) 4:04
12. Diarabi (feat. Bonga, Touré Kunda) 4:59
13. Ç Va Chouia 7:09

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Among American audiences, Manu Dibango is best known for "Soul Makossa," a highly infectious blend of African music, soul-funk, and jazz that became a major pop hit in the early '70s. The African artist revisited his signature tune on 1994's Wakafrika, which boasts an all-star cast that includes Peter Gabriel as well as Haiti's Papa Wemba and African heroes Ladysmith Black Mambazo, King Sunny Ade, and Youssou N'Dour. With such a stellar bunch of guests, Wakafrika should have been outstanding instead of simply decent. But while it isn't the all-out masterpiece it should have been, there's a lot that's enjoyable on this CD, including the reggae-influenced "Em'ma," a remake of Gabriel's "Biko," and the "Makossa"-ish jams "Wakafrika" and "Jingo." Though likable enough, Dibango's new version of "Soul Makossa" falls short of the excellence of the original — but then, one couldn't realistically expect him to improve on perfection.