Manu Dibango, Soulful Ambassador of African Music, Dies at 86 HUGE funk inspiration (enough that Michael Jackson and others stole from him). In France, where he lived and performed for many years, purportedly of Covid-19. I have a concert of his that I have to say is almost indistinguishable from one I have of Maceo Parker (of James Brown's band). A groove that simply does NOT let up. Funny, I've had this single for ages, and never listened to the flip side. I mean, what on earth could be as good as this? If you've ever wondered what the Schaller Wa-Wa/Yoy-Yoy pedal sounds like on the Yoy setting, this is the prototypic example.