It was Kante’s upbeat single Yeke Yeke that catapulted him to fame, and brought Mandingo dance music to nightclubs across Europe [File: Rafael Marchante/Reuters]
Guinean singer Mory Kante, who helped introduce African music to a world audience in the 1980s, has died in the capital Conakry, his family said. He was 70.
“Guinea and the whole world have lost a great personality,” Kante’s son Balla Kante told The Associated Press on Friday. “My father was a great personality. We lost a large library today.”
Balla said his father had not been feeling well for quite some time, adding that he will be tested for COVID-19.
Kante is best known for his dance song Yeke Yeke, which was a huge hit in Africa before