“My Dream Was to Go to the Other Side of the Mountain”

Interview conducted by Eric Delhaye in late 2018.

This morning, on April 24, the world lost Manu Dibango, a giant of African music, and the mind behind one of the best Afro-funk jams ever, Soul Makossa (1972). At the age of 86 years, he succumbed to Covid-19, and the world has responded with tributes and messages of farewell.

Qwest TV had the honor of sitting down with Manu around a year ago, where he recounted his entire life to journalist Eric Delhaye in a captivating four-hour interview. It is a journey that moves between jazz, rumba, funk and reggae, crossing…


The story of a young musician and the city that made him feel free.

A Musical Celebration: Quincy’s 2019 concert at the AccorHotels Arena.

In the summer of 2019, when Quincy Jones stepped out in front of thousands of people at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, he greeted the audience like a long-lost family.

This is my home. And man, I can’t even begin to tell you how much it makes me feel to be back here in my absolute favorite city on this planet. I really mean that.

It had been sixty-six years since the polymath producer/ composer first set foot in the French capital, as a young and…

Qwest TV by Quincy Jones

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