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Guinean singer and musician Mory Kanté is dead

2020-05-22T13:11:46.646Z

Aged 70, he died on Friday of a long illness.Guinean singer and musician Mory Kanté, known for the global hit "Yéké yéké" in the 1980s, died of a long illness Friday at the age of 70 in a hospital in Conakry, his son Balla Kanté announced to an AFP correspondent. Mory Kanté, nicknamed the "electric griot", helped popularize African and Guinean music around the world. ...



Guinean singer and musician Mory Kanté, known for the global hit "Yéké yéké" in the 1980s, died of a long illness Friday at the age of 70 in a hospital in Conakry, his son Balla Kanté announced to an AFP correspondent.

Mory Kanté, nicknamed the "electric griot", helped popularize African and Guinean music around the world.

Source: lefigaro

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