Mory Kanté: Guinean musician dies aged 70 from chronic health problems - News Summed Up

Mory Kanté: Guinean musician dies aged 70 from chronic health problems


The Yé Ké Yé Ké singer’s son said he was unable to travel to France for his usual treatment owing to coronavirus-related restrictionsThe Guinean musician Mory Kanté has died aged 70. Kanté found international success in 1987 with the song Yé Ké Yé Ké. As long as your work is good, we don’t forget it.”Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour paid tribute, calling Kanté “a baobab of African culture”. The president of Guinea, Alpha Condé, said that African culture was in mourning and praised Kanté’s “exceptional” career. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Mory Kanté: Yé Ké Yé Ké – videoOf Malian and Guinean descent, Kanté was born in the village of Albadaria on 29 March 1950.


Source: The Guardian May 22, 2020 15:22 UTC



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