Best of Mory Kante (Universal Music)
Mory Kanté from Guinea is an acclaimed vocalist and player of the kora, a West African string instrument. He was born into one of Guinea’s best known Mandinka families of griot (hereditary) musicians, the Kanté family.
Kanté became a member of the Rail Band, in which Mali superstar Salif Keita was a singer. Mory Kanté is best known internationally for his 1987 hit song ‘Yéké Yéké,’ which was also one of Africa’s best-ever selling hits. Two versions of this track are on this compilation, which also includes ‘Nafiya’ and ‘Soumba.’
With 14 tracks of high-energy modern West African sound, this album definitely belongs in your compilation collection.