Osabisa samacosa- need help finding African Rock

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by iloveyoumary, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. This is African Rock and it's from the 70s , i really can't find this on google or anything i'm not sure if the name of the song is osabisa or if it's the name of the artist or album and i think one of the songs were called samacosa and i'm not sure if i'm spelling this right but if anyone could find this it would be highly appreciate. I've tried going to FYE and asking the workers if they've heard of it but they're no help so im leaving it up to my fellow members at GC. Thanks X1000 :wave:
  2. 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 into the American market in 1973 with his classic 'Soul Makossa'." 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 1983 "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.:hello:

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