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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ASL 7038 Mory Kante — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* Mory Kante (Album) Ledoux Records ASL 7038 France 1982 Sell This Version
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829690.1 À Paris — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* À Paris (Album) Barclay 829690.1 France 1984 Sell This Version
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829 087-1 10 Cola Nuts — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté 10 Cola Nuts (Album) Barclay 829 087-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
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833 119-2 Akwaba Beach — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté Akwaba Beach (Album) Barclay 833 119-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
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SYL 8378, 38757-1 Rail Band (Mory Kante) — Mory Kanté Rail Band, Mory Kante* Rail Band, Mory Kante* - Rail Band (Mory Kante) (Album) Syllart Records, Syllart Records SYL 8378, 38757-1 France 1988 Sell This Version
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SYL 8357, 387501 Salif Keita & Mory Kante — Mory Kanté 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
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162 539 903-1 Touma — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté Touma (Album) Barclay 162 539 903-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
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521 267-2 Nongo Village — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* Nongo Village (Album) Barclay 521 267-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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DME18, 3015592 Tatebola — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* Tatebola(CD, Album) Misslin, Arcade DME18, 3015592 France 1996 Sell This Version
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CDS 7051, SD 40 Rail Band  — Mory Kanté 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
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CDS 8875 Tamala - Le Voyageur — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté Tamala - Le Voyageur (Album) Next Music CDS 8875 France 2001 Sell This Version
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TUGSAMPCD003 Sabou — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté Sabou (Album) Riverboat Records TUGSAMPCD003 2004 Sell This Version
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6149842 La Guinéenne — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* La Guinéenne (Album) Discograph 6149842 France 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

883-897-7 Nonsense (Apartheid) — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté Nonsense (Apartheid)(7") Barclay 883-897-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
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LON 171, 887 048-7 Yé Ké Yé Ké — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* Yé Ké Yé Ké (Single, Maxi) Barclay LON 171, 887 048-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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887 714-7 Tama — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté Tama (Single, Maxi) Barclay 887 714-7 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
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887 886-7 Deni — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté Deni (Single, Maxi) Barclay 887 886-7 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
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AS 5000 783 Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm / Yeke Yeke — Mory Kanté 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
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AS 5000 787 I'm Sorry / Ye Ke Ye Ke — Mory Kanté 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
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877 628-7, 877628-7 Bankiero — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* Bankiero (Single, Maxi) Barclay, Barclay 877 628-7, 877628-7 France 1990 Sell This Version
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879 491-1 Mankene — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* Mankene (Maxi) Barclay 879 491-1 France 1990 Sell This Version
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2208 Touma — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté Touma (Single) Barclay 2208 France 1991 Sell This Version
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2801 280 Ye Ke Ye Ke / Don't Walk Away / Stop Your Fussin — Mory Kanté 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
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2381 La Tension — Mory Kanté Mory Kanté La Tension (Single, Maxi) Barclay 2381 France 1993 Sell This Version
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853 141-1 Mogo Djolo — Mory Kanté Mory Kante* Mogo Djolo Barclay 853 141-1 France 1994 Sell This Version

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EtokoPlus

EtokoPlus

March 4, 2021
Repose en paix Mory Kanté ! Tu nous manques beaucoup!
Jesus_Loves_The_Acid

Jesus_Loves_The_Acid

May 23, 2020
RIP ✝️ Mory Kanté.
RIP ✝️ Mory Kanté.
RIP ✝️ Mory Kanté.

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