Mory Kanté

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

Albums

Mory Kante* À Paris (Album) Barclay France 1984 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté 10 Cola Nuts (Album) Yaba Music France 1986 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté Akwaba Beach (Album) Barclay France 1987 Sell This Version
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) Barclay US 1990 Sell This Version
Mory Kante* N'Diarabi (Album) Celluloid France 1993 Sell This Version
Mory Kante* Nongo Village (Album) Barclay France 1993 Sell This Version
DME18, 3015592 Mory Kante* Tatebola(CD, Album) Misslin, Arcade DME18, 3015592 France 1996 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté Tamala - Le Voyageur Next Music France 2001 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté Sabou (Album) Riverboat Records 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
Mory Kante* vs Loverush UK! Mory Kante* vs Loverush UK! - Yeke Yeke 2011 (Single) Loverush Digital Australia 2011 Sell This Version
6149842 Mory Kanté La Guinéenne(CD, Album) Discograph 6149842 France 2012 Sell This Version
H.P.L. 007 Mory Kanté Mory Kante & Son Ensemble(LP) H.P.S.F. H.P.L. 007 Ivory Coast Unknown 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
Mory Kante* Yé Ké Yé Ké (Single, Maxi) Barclay UK 1987 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté Tama (Single, Maxi) Barclay Portugal 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
Mory Kanté Deni (Single) Barclay 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
Mory Kante* Bankiero (Maxi, Single) Barclay France 1990 Sell This Version
Mory Kante* Mankene (Maxi) Barclay France 1990 Sell This Version
Mory Kanté Touma (Single) Barclay 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