Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Mory Kanté

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Mory Kanté (born 29 March 1950 in Kissidougou, Guinea) is 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 Keïta 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 “Yéké Yéké”, which was one of Africa’s best-ever selling hits as well as being a European Number One.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

67,434listeners all time
295,055scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • realRemox

    yeke yeke

    20 Jul 2011 Reply
  • sp0ut

    Ya bu adam şimdi nerdedir napıyodur acep?

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Dan1_Filth

    Robbie Rivera's gonna rock this summer <3

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • OmmKalthoumFan

    Yeke Yekeeee <3

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • selcukalhan

    his bro's sound is better. Djeli Moussa Diawara

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Luna429

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvNf9T0yJhU&feature=related

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Killinstinct

    Mankeneee, maankenee maaaaakeneeeeeeeeeeeeEE :D

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • mamed76

    VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!VIVA GUINEA!!!! VIVE LA GUINEE!!

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • EcleticSound

    Dessie, you posted a nice message!

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Vaaram

    redmoondragon schrieb: Brilliant! Ja, IMMER NOCH!!!

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • StevePL

    high quality singer

    25 Apr 2009 Reply
  • seneryocu2

    bir zamanlar liste başı olan bu şarkı gerçekten liste başı olmayı hak etmiş.hala zevkle dinleniyor........

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Deshie

    I would go as far as saying that Mory Kanté was the artist that made me start loving music, I was maybe 4.. 5? and I picked up my dads Mory album and made him put it on in the livingroom and dance like crazy. I still get that wonderful feeling in my body when I listen to his music =)

    22 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Bubimann

    rox!

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • risktirgit

    bir mory kante de kolay yetişmii sonuçta ne demiş squirtle ya seve seve ya yeke yeke

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
  • filpaz

    hi you all we published on the music blog Orangeskies a new post about about african music and culture at the link http://orangeskies.wordpress.com check it out and comment! in english and italian

    6 Oct 2008 Reply
  • redmoondragon

    Brilliant!

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Gori_Vatra

    Yeke Yeke! really classic hit from the days that it was still possible for songs from different countries and different languages to be world hits

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • GokKum

    yek yek yek umaya yeke yeke :P

    6 Sep 2008 Reply
  • a25dj

    afro basque

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • All 29 shouts

Top Listeners

Email Newsletter

Universal Music Group Get exclusive tour, release & promotion updates on Mory Kanté from Universal Music.