African music legend Mory Kante dies aged 70 in Guinea

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FILE PHOTO: Malian singer Mory Kante performs during his concert in Mawazine Festival in Rabat May 22, 2007. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

DAKAR (Reuters) – Musician Mory Kante, who helped win African music a global following, has died in the capital of his homeland Guinea at the age of 70, his agent said on Friday.

Kante’s long-running career saw him progress from regional acclaim as a player of the traditional West African kora instrument to international stardom in the 1980s with his chart-topping hit ‘Yeke Yeke’.

“Mory passed away last night in his sleep in Conakry,” his manager…



Source reuters.com

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