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    Mory Kante

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Yé Ké Yé Ké lyrics
    2Yéké Yéké lyrics
    3Deni lyrics
    4Tama lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Tamala Le Voyageur [2001]
    2Sabou [2008]
    3Akwaba Beach [1987]


    Mory Kanté (born March 29, 1950 in Kissidougou, Guinea) is an acclaimed vocalist and player of the kora harp. He was born into one of Guinea's best known families of griot (hereditary) musicians. After being brought in the Mandinka griot tradition in Guinea, he was sent to Mali at the age of seven years – where he learned to play the kora, as well as important voice traditions, some of which are necessary to become a griot.

    In 1971 Kanté became a member of the Rail Band, in which Salif Keïta was a singer. Keïta left the band in 1973, leaving Kanté as the singer.

    Mory Kanté is best known internationally for his 1987 hit song "Yé Ké Yé Ké", which was also one of Africa's best-ever selling hits.

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