Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke

Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke

Kanté received unexpected fame again in 1994 when the German techno duo Hardfloor created a dance remix of “Yéké Yéké.” He also appeared in 2006 as vocalist on British DJ Darren Tate’s release, “Narama”.

On 16 October 2001, Mory Kanté was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Kanté was among Africa’s top musicians – including Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam and the rapper Didier Awadi – that banded together for the recording of “Africa Stop Ebola,” a song offering sound advice aimed at raising awareness in the wake of the Ebola crisis.

The song, released in November of 2014, transcended public service announcements and sold 250,000 copies with all proceeds going to medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

Selected discography

Courougnegre (1981)
N’Diarabi (1982)
A Paris (1984)
10 Kola Nuts (1985)
Akwaba Beach (1987) (#1 SUI; #13 GER; #43 SWE)
Touma (1990)
Nongo Village (1994)
Tatebola (1996)
Tamala – Le Voyageur (2001)
Best Of (2002)
Sabou (2004)
La Guinéenne (2012)
Contributing artist
The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa (2013, World Music Network)

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