French Disco Legend Cerrone returns with “Funk Makossa”

Cerrone has recently revealed a new track, “Funk Makossa”, which features African jazz saxophonist Manu Dibango.

The Legendary French Disco producer Cerrone teamed up with the famous Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango to produce a new track named “Funk Makossa“. The track is a play on Dibango’s 1972 hit “Soul Makossa” which inspired Michael Jackson‘s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” and Rihanna‘s “Don’t Stop the Music”.

“Funk Makossa” is an extract from Cerrone’s upcoming new EP named Afro, set to be released on February 12th via Because / Big Beat. The Afro EP is already available in pre-order on iTunes.

About the track “Funk Makossa”, Cerrone says:live streaming movie I Am Heath Ledger 2017 online

I was always deeply influenced by Afro-Rock music. This is because of the great artistic fingerprint of my first band, Kongas, in which I spent four years before starting my solo career with the album Love in C Minor.

“Soul Makossa” by Manu Dibango has always been one of my favourite tracks. By a strange fluke, we met a year ago and we decided to marry two of our creations as our inspiration was very close, which is now done with “Funk Makossa.” It’s basically a blend with and older track I recorded live a couple of years ago with Little Louie Vega in one night that was called “Love & Dance Ritual.” We used some elements of this track combined with of “Soul Makossa” plus some additional production, and this how it became “Funk Makossa.”