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Mory Kanté Is Dead by naptu2: 3:40pm On May 22
Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70

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Mory Kanté was of one West Africa's best-known musicians

The singer Mory Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, has died in Guinea.

Kanté died in hospital on Friday in the capital, Conakry, aged 70, his son Balla Kanté told the AFP news agency.

His death was the result of untreated health problems, he said.

"He suffered from chronic illnesses and often travelled to France for treatment but that was no longer possible with the coronavirus," he added.

"We saw his condition deteriorate rapidly, but I was still surprised because he'd been through much worse times before."

•BBC Music: Mory Kanté

Kanté was known as a distinguished player of kora - a west African harp. His song Yéké Yéké became a huge hit in the late 1980s and was widely remixed.

Tributes were paid by fellow musicians on Friday, including Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour who said he felt a huge void on learning of Kanté's death and called the late singer "a baobab of African culture".

The president of Guinea, Alpha Condé, said on Twitter that African culture was in mourning. He thanked Kanté, saying his career had been "exceptional".

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52774331

naptu2:
You must know this song if you watched NTA2 Channel 5 between 1987-1993. You might not know the name of the song, but you must know the song.

Mory Kante - Yeke Yeke (1987)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVmS0SSSdWM

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by naptu2: 3:41pm On May 22

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by YorubaKinging: 3:55pm On May 22
The end is near

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by mikywonder(m): 3:55pm On May 22
Ok
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by kikero: 3:55pm On May 22
Hmm...the Yeke Yeke crooner is gone.

Sad. Was listening to that song a few months ago on Youtube. Used to be the reigning tune once upon a time....

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by SEGLIZ: 3:55pm On May 22
RIP
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by pelegiga92: 3:55pm On May 22
Rip comared

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by Digitalstarlite: 3:56pm On May 22
Rip



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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by EXLOVER(m): 3:56pm On May 22
My ears started listening music during the time of Majek Fasheek, Mike Okri, Fela, Orisiliki, Brenda, etc


Rip to him.

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by sayhi2bammy(m): 3:56pm On May 22
I don't know!!! All the same, RIP to the dead.
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by dfrost: 3:56pm On May 22
Legend...

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by lhulere: 3:57pm On May 22
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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by nijaomegacode(m): 3:57pm On May 22
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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by StubbornGENIUS(m): 3:58pm On May 22
pelegiga92:
Rip comared
Comrade...

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by OdogwuAkataka1(m): 3:58pm On May 22
Though I don't know him but RIP

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by haaaaaaaaa(m): 3:58pm On May 22
Rip
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by XX01(f): 3:58pm On May 22
Oh my! Yeke yeke singer. May his soul rest in peace.

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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by Randal: 4:00pm On May 22
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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by rawtouch: 4:00pm On May 22
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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by ikorodureporta: 4:01pm On May 22
part of vision 2020

... lemme add d song to my classics list
#downloading....
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by Chrisdre: 4:01pm On May 22
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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by Olalekanbanky1(m): 4:01pm On May 22
Eeya. She later died? So painful
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by Chirowman(m): 4:01pm On May 22
may his soul rest in peace
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by aeion: 4:03pm On May 22
RIP.
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by Isoduwa(m): 4:03pm On May 22
YorubaKinging:
The end is near




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Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by Factfinder1(m): 4:04pm On May 22
Rest in peace sir
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by IamFINESSE: 4:04pm On May 22
Rip
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by StubbornGENIUS(m): 4:05pm On May 22
YorubaKinging:
The end is near
The End has always been near
Re: Mory Kanté Is Dead by mansakhalifa(m): 4:06pm On May 22
I used to think Salif Keita was behind the "Yéké Yéké" song...

So, this was the fellow behind it?

Typical African sound from way back. Loved it. Used to catch my head bobbing to it back then whenever I had my headset on.
They still play it on Classic and Smooth FM these days though.

Farewell, man.

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