Alama Kante – Tolong

Here, live in Paris in 2013.

This is the song Alama Kante sang all along her throat surgery in April.

A professional singer, Alama Kante, has sung through surgery to remove a tumour from her throat, so surgeons could avoid damaging her vocal cords. The Guinean singer, who is based in France, was given just a local anaesthetic and hypnotised to help with the pain during the operation in Paris. Kante was nervous about losing her voice, but in a “world first” her surgeon suggested she sing throughout. He said one slip of his scalpel could have destroyed her singing voice.

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