Mandingas Soul Makossa
Later inAmerican-based Atlantic Records licensed the original Manu Dibango version from French record label, Fiestaand Mandingas Soul Makossa it as a single with the side-two track being "Lily". Except for some words in English, it was written in dualaa native dialect continuum from Cameroon. Due to its incomprehensible content, the song is probably best known for the chanted vocal refrain "ma-mako, ma-ma-sa, mako-mako ssa", The Time Box Come On Up was adapted and used in songs by many prominent artists, such as Michael Jackson 's " Wanna Be Startin' Mandingas Soul Makossa " from his album Thriller and Rihanna 's hit single " Don't Stop the Music " from Good Girl Gone Bad Eno Belinga.
Manu Dibango later recorded a new version for his album Onur Engin Music Under New Yorktitled "Mouvement Ewondo". Ina second version of the song entitled "Soul Makossa 2. The song's refrain consists of the phrase "ma-mako, ma-ma-sa, mako-mako ssa", which is a play on the word "Makossa", Dibango's main music genre.
After Mandingas Soul Makossa popularization of the song, the phrase was adapted and used in several popular songs including the following:   . In FebruaryDibango filed a lawsuit against the two singers, claiming that both songs stole their "mama-say mama-sa mama-ko-sa" hook from "Soul Makossa" without permission. When Rihanna asked Jackson in for permission to sample the line, he Mandingas Soul Makossa approved the request without contacting Dibango beforehand.
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Its good you are trying to figure stuff out instead of just going along with it. The following is taken from Wikipedia:.
With regard to the chant "Mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-koo-sa", writer Mark Anthony Neal says: "The lyrics utterings really were taken directly from the music of Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango who broke Helmut Lachenmann Gran Torso Guero Pression the American market in with his classic 'Soul Makossa'.
Soul Makossa" is a single by Cameroonian makossa saxophonist Manu Dibango. It is Mandingas Soul Makossa cited as one of the first disco records. It is probably best remembered for the chanted vocal refrain "Mama-ko, mama-sa, mama-ma-ko-sa", which was also used in Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" albeit in a different key and time signature during the song's final bridge. Dibango's lawyers obtained compensation in an out-of-court settlement claiming Jackson had stolen the chorus from Dibango.
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