There were nine of them on stage: a keyboard player, 2 drummers, a guitarist, a bass player, a flute/saxophone player, 2 singers, and Manu, himself, on vibraphone and sax. Dude is 78 years old and looks awesome! Wonderful saxophone player, too, but, for some reason, the show didn't set me on fire. Except for that one moment when one of the singers invited the audience to get up and dance. I danced and I danced! I would have danced longer, too, had I not been the only one in the room doing it.
Frankly, the most thrilling part of the show was a painter, who set up a blank canvas next to the stage. At first, he used huge paint-brushes on the canvas like a drummer, without paint. Then, he started putting streaks of color on the blank surface. Every now and again, I would turn my head and be astonished at the transformation. By the end of the show, he had created a quite evocative rendition of Manu Dibango and his band!