Earlier this week we lost Cameroonian jazz legend Manu Dibango to illness connected to the COVID 19 virus. This was a man who was transformative on a number of levels. His impact in the world of jazz, Afrobeat, funk and Hip Hop is unparalleled. He was a major cornerstone. His music was a mainstay in early park jams.. The artists he influenced are vast.
In this edition of Hard Knock Radio we talk with music scholars Kwadwo Deterville of the Oakland Maroons and Hip Hop pioneer Cholly Rock who dig deep and lay out legacy of Manu and cultural richness of jazz, Hip Hop and funk.