Mory Kanté

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Mory Kanté
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Mory Kanté (born March 29th, 1950, Albadariya, Guinea; died May 22th, 2020, Conakry, Guinea) was 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 Keita 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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Albums

ASL 7038 Mory Kanté - Mory Kante album art Mory Kante* Mory Kante (Album) Eboni Records ASL 7038 France 1982 Sell This Version
829690.1 Mory Kanté - À Paris album art Mory Kante* À Paris (Album) Barclay 829690.1 France 1984 Sell This Version
829 087-1 Mory Kanté - 10 Cola Nuts album art Mory Kanté 10 Cola Nuts (Album) Barclay 829 087-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
833 119-2 Mory Kanté - Akwaba Beach album art Mory Kanté Akwaba Beach (Album) Barclay 833 119-2 US 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
SYL 8357, 387501 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 SYL 8357, 387501 France 1988 Sell This Version
162 539 903-1 Mory Kanté - Touma album art Mory Kanté Touma (Album) Barclay 162 539 903-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
521 267-2 Mory Kanté - Nongo Village album art Mory Kante* Nongo Village (Album) Barclay 521 267-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
66931-2 Mory Kanté - N'Diarabi album art Mory Kante* N'Diarabi(CD, Album) Celluloid 66931-2 France 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
CDS 7051, SD 40 Mory Kanté - Rail Band  album art Rail Band, Mory Kanté, Salif Keita Rail Band, Mory Kanté, Salif Keita - Rail Band (CD, Album) Sono Africa, Sono Africa CDS 7051, SD 40 France 2000 Sell This Version
CDS 8875 Mory Kanté - Tamala - Le Voyageur album art Mory Kanté Tamala - Le Voyageur (Album) Next Music CDS 8875 France 2001 Sell This Version
TUGSAMPCD003 Mory Kanté - Sabou album art Mory Kanté Sabou (Album) Riverboat Records TUGSAMPCD003 2004 Sell This Version
6149842 Mory Kanté - La Guinéenne album art Mory Kante* La Guinéenne (Album) Discograph 6149842 France 2012 Sell This Version
SYL 8378 Mory Kanté - Rail Band (Mory Kante) album art Rail Band, Mory Kanté Rail Band, Mory Kanté - Rail Band (Mory Kante)(Cass, Album) Syllart Production SYL 8378 Unknown 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
LON 171, 887 048-7 Mory Kanté - Yé Ké Yé Ké album art 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 album art Mory Kanté Tama (Single, Maxi) Barclay 887 714-7 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
887 886-7 Mory Kanté - Deni album art Mory Kanté Deni (Single, Maxi) Barclay 887 886-7 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
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 1988 Sell This Version
877 628-7, 877628-7 Mory Kanté - Bankiero album art Mory Kante* Bankiero (Maxi, Single) Barclay 877 628-7, 877628-7 France 1990 Sell This Version
879 491-1 Mory Kanté - Mankene album art Mory Kante* Mankene (Maxi) Barclay 879 491-1 France 1990 Sell This Version
2208 Mory Kanté - Touma album art Mory Kanté Touma (Single) Barclay 2208 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