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Old African Music

Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke

Before becoming this international hit in 1987, due to its strong dance and pop arrangements (aka Manding Funk), Yekeke is a folk/traditional Guinean song.

It was first revisited in a tradi-modern style by Mory’s half-brother & griot Djeli Moussa Diawara on his first solo album (known as “Yasimika” – recorded in Abidjan in 1982).

Update 05/22/2020: RIP Mory Kanté, dead today (70yo)

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Old African Music

Maravillas de Mali – Rendez-vous chez Fatimata feat. Mory Kanté (2018)

Old tunes can have a 2nd life…

Original version

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Mory Kanté – I Wouli Ka Don Ke (Upmix)

The singer of the first African dance hit, the unforgettable Yéké Yéké (1988) teams up with the writer of the summer 91 hit Saga Africa, to celebrate Football and Africa, they give us a new worldwide chart topper : I Wouli Ka Don Ke (Africa Can Break Down the Wall) the new explosive anthem from the unstoppable Mory Kanté.

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“I Wouli Ka Don Ke” (Africa Can Break Down The Wall) Magnificence Remix