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What does Makossa mean in English?

What does Makossa mean in English?

(I) dance
Makossa, which means “(I) dance” in the Douala language, originated from a Douala dance called the kossa. Emmanuel Nelle Eyoum started using the refrain kossa kossa in his songs with his group “Los Calvinos”.

Where is makosa originated from?

Makossa is a noted Cameroonian popular urban musical style. Like much other late 20th century music of Sub-Saharan Africa it was influenced by Congolese soukous, as well as by jazz, ambasse bey, Latin music and highlife. It uses strong electric bass rhythms and prominent brass.

Who wrote Soul Makossa?

Manu DibangoSoul Makossa / Lyricist

What genre is Soul Makossa?

Soul Makossa

“Soul Makossa”
Genre Makossa
Length 4:30 (original non-edited version)
Label Fiesta Records (France) Atlantic Records (US) London Records (UK/Canada) BorderBlaster (Europe)
Songwriter(s) Manu Dibango

How old is makossa?

Makossa music traces its origins to the late 1950s and early 1960s. Douala roots: In the late 1950s and 1960s, Cameroonian group Los Calvinos began playing a type of Douala dance music (named for Cameroon’s largest city).

What does mama ko mama sa maka makossa mean?

The Duala word makossa is often glossed as “(I) dance.” The chant is just a play with that word that Dibango came up with when he recorded the song. In his autobiography he says his friends and family made fun of him for it, and his father asked, “Can’t you pronounce ‘makossa’ like everyone else?

What is Lingala music?

It is known as Lingala in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania after the Lingala language of the lyrics in the majority of the songs. In Zambia and Zimbabwe, where Congolese music is also influential, it is still usually referred to as rumba. It is also an individual dance.

What does Mama say mama sa mama Coosa mean?

As for the meaning of “Mama Say Mama Sa Mama Coosa”, there is nothing that suggests any real meaning to the phrase. However, in the Cameroonian language of Duala, “makossa” translates roughly to “dance”, which is exactly what all three songs want you to do.

Is Manu Dibango dead?

March 24, 2020Manu Dibango / Date of death

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Who sang makossa?

Manu DibangoSoul Makossa / Artist

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