Mory Kanté

Mory Kanté

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Mory Kanté
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Mory Kanté (born February 24, 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 "Yéké Yéké", which was also one of Africa's best-ever selling hits.
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Mory Kanté Discography

Albums

829690.1 Mory Kante* À Paris (Album) Barclay 829690.1 France 1984 Sell This Version
829 087-1 Mory Kanté 10 Cola Nuts (Album) Yaba Music 829 087-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
833 119-2 Mory Kanté Akwaba Beach (Album) Barclay 833 119-2 France 1987 Sell This Version
SYL 8357, 387501 Rail Band* Featuring Salif Keita & Mory Kante* Rail Band* Featuring Salif Keita & Mory Kante* - Salif Keita & Mory Kante (Album) Syllart Records, Syllart Records SYL 8357, 387501 France 1988 Sell This Version
162 539 903-1 Mory Kanté Touma (Album) Barclay 162 539 903-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
66931-2 Mory Kante* N'Diarabi (Album) Celluloid 66931-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
521 267-2 Mory Kante* Nongo Village(CD, Album) Barclay 521 267-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
DME18, 3015592 Mory Kante* Tatebola(CD, Album) Misslin, Arcade DME18, 3015592 France 1996 Sell This Version
CDS 8875, MD 852 Mory Kanté Tamala - Le Voyageur Next Music CDS 8875, MD 852 France 2001 Sell This Version
TUGSAMPCD003 Mory Kanté Sabou (Album) Riverboat Records TUGSAMPCD003 2004 Sell This Version
079.0023.020 Rail Band* Feat. Mory Kanté Rail Band* Feat. Mory Kanté - Classic Titles(CD, Dig) Cantos, Frochot Music 079.0023.020 France 2006 Sell This Version
DN0178 Mory Kante* vs Loverush UK! Mory Kante* vs Loverush UK! - Yeke Yeke 2011 (Single) Loverush Digital DN0178 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
6149842 Mory Kanté La Guinéenne(CD, Album) Discograph 6149842 France 2012 Sell This Version
ER-0007 Mory Kante* Mory Kante(LP) Eboni Records ER-0007 Ivory Coast Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BA 102 / 883-897-7 Mory Kanté Nonsense (Apartheid)(7") Barclay BA 102 / 883-897-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
LON 171, 887 048-7 Mory Kante* Yé Ké Yé Ké (Single, Maxi) Barclay LON 171, 887 048-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
887 714-7 Mory Kanté Tama (Single, Maxi) Barclay 887 714-7 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
833 119-1 Mory Kante* Akwaba Beach(7", Single) Barclay 833 119-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
AS 5000 787 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
887 886-7 Mory Kanté Deni (Single) Barclay 887 886-7 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
AS 5000 783 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
877 628-7 Mory Kante* Bankiero (Maxi, Single) Barclay 877 628-7 France 1990 Sell This Version
879 491-1 Mory Kante* Mankene (Maxi) Barclay 879 491-1 France 1990 Sell This Version
2208 Mory Kanté Touma (Single) Barclay 2208 France 1991 Sell This Version
2801 280 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