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  • Manu Dibango designated UNESCO Artist for Peace

    27-05-2004 6:50 pm Manu Dibango (Cameroon), one of Africa’s most renowned popular musicians, was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace by Director-General Ko´chiro Matsuura “in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the development of the arts, of peace and to dialogue among the world’s cultures.”Manu-Dibango.jpg

    The nomination ceremony took place on 27 May 2004 at the Organization’s Headquarters, on the occasion of a concert given by Dibango opening the Africa Days.

    Over five decades as a saxophonist and composer Mr Dibango has toured Europe, Africa and the United States. His numerous recordings have influenced popular music on the three continents, and won him an international place as an original artist who drew inspiration from African and African American music. His music is considered the link between Africa, Europe and America.
    As President of the Cameroon Music Corporation, he defends the intellectual property rights of musicians and supports the fight against the piracy of musical works.

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