Mory Kanté

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Mory Kanté
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Mory Kanté (born March 29, 1950 in Albadariya, 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 "Yéké Yéké", which was also one of Africa's best-ever selling hits.
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Mory Kanté Discography Tracks

Albums

Mory Kanté - Mory Kante album art Mory Kante* Mory Kante (Album) Eboni Records France 1982 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - À Paris album art Mory Kante* À Paris (Album) Barclay France 1984 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - 10 Cola Nuts album art Mory Kanté 10 Cola Nuts (Album) Barclay France 1986 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Akwaba Beach album art Mory Kanté Akwaba Beach (Album) Barclay France 1987 Sell This Version
SYL 8378, 38757-1 Mory Kanté - Mory Kante & Rail Band album art Rail Band*, Mory Kante* Rail Band*, Mory Kante* - Mory Kante & Rail Band(LP, Album, RE) Syllart Records, Syllart Records SYL 8378, 38757-1 France 1988 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Salif Keita & Mory Kante album art Rail Band* Featuring Salif Keita & Mory Kante* Rail Band* Featuring Salif Keita & Mory Kante* - Salif Keita & Mory Kante (Album) Syllart Records, Syllart Records France 1988 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Touma album art Mory Kanté Touma (Album) Barclay US 1990 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Nongo Village album art Mory Kante* Nongo Village (Album) Barclay Europe 1993 Sell This Version
DME18, 3015592 Mory Kanté - Tatebola album art Mory Kante* Tatebola(CD, Album) Misslin, Arcade DME18, 3015592 France 1996 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Tamala - Le Voyageur album art Mory Kanté Tamala - Le Voyageur (Album) Next Music France 2001 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Sabou album art Mory Kanté Sabou (Album) Riverboat Records 2004 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - La Guinéenne album art Mory Kante* La Guinéenne (Album) Discograph France 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

883-897-7 Mory Kanté - Nonsense (Apartheid) album art Mory Kanté Nonsense (Apartheid)(7") Barclay 883-897-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Tama album art Mory Kanté Tama (Single, Maxi) Barclay Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Yé Ké Yé Ké album art Mory Kante* Yé Ké Yé Ké (Single, Maxi) Barclay UK 1987 Sell This Version
AS 5000 787 Mory Kanté - I'm Sorry / Ye Ke Ye Ke album art Hothouse Flowers / Mory Kante* Hothouse Flowers / Mory Kante* - I'm Sorry / Ye Ke Ye Ke(7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 787 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Deni album art Mory Kanté Deni (Single, Maxi) Barclay Canada 1987 Sell This Version
AS 5000 783 Mory Kanté - Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm / Yeke Yeke album art The Style Council / Mory Kante* The Style Council / Mory Kante* - Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm / Yeke Yeke(7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 783 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Mankene album art Mory Kante* Mankene (Maxi) Barclay France 1990 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Bankiero album art Mory Kante* Bankiero (Maxi, Single) Barclay France 1990 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Touma album art Mory Kanté Touma (Single) Barclay France 1991 Sell This Version
2801 280 Mory Kanté - Ye Ke Ye Ke / Don't Walk Away / Stop Your Fussin album art Mory Kante* / Toni Childs Mory Kante* / Toni Childs - Ye Ke Ye Ke / Don't Walk Away / Stop Your Fussin(12", Promo) A&M Records 2801 280 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - La Tension album art Mory Kanté La Tension (Maxi, Single) Barclay France 1993 Sell This Version
853 141-1 Mory Kanté - Mogo Djolo album art Mory Kante* Mogo Djolo(2x12") Barclay 853 141-1 France 1994 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté - Tatebola album art Mory Kanté Tatebola (Single) Misslin France 1996 Sell This Version