Mory Kante



Mory Kanté'' (born 29 March 1950, Kissidougou, Guinea) is a vocalist and player of the kora harp. He was born into one of Guinea's best known families of griot (hereditary) musicians. After being brought up in the Mandinka griot tradition in Guinea, he was sent to Mali at the age of seven years – where he learned to play the kora, as well as important voice traditions, some of which are necessary to become a griot. In 1971 Kanté became a member of the Rail Band, in which Salif Keïta was a singer. Keïta left the band in 1973, leaving Kanté as the singer. Kanté is best known internationally for his 1987 hit song "Yé ké yé ké", which was one of Africa's best-ever selling hits as well as being a European Number One in 1988, making it the first ever African single to sell over one million copies.[citation needed] Three songs from Akwaba Beach were referenced in three Blockbuster songs in Indian Films. Yeke Yeke is played in the background of 1990 epic Agneepath, when Amitabh Bachchan is being shown in Mauritius. Tama, another song from this album inspired Tama Tama from a 1990 hit Thanedar, starring Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit as well as Jumma Chumma De De from 1991 Magnum Opus HUM. Another song from this album Inch Allah inspired the opening lines of the title track of HUM. Kanté received unexpected fame again in 1994 when the German techno duo Hardfloor created a dance remix of "Yéké Yéké." He also appeared in 2006 as vocalist on British DJ Darren Tate's release'', "Narama



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Andile Yenana

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Andile Yenana (born 1968, King William's TownSouth Africa) is a South African pianist.[1]

Andile obtained a teaching diploma from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province[citation needed] before taking up music studies under Darius Brubeck at the University of Natal's School of Jazz and Popular Music. It was here that he became friends with saxophonist Zim Ngqawana and trumpeter Feya Faku.[1]

He joined Zim Ngqawana's quartet and worked with Zim Ngqawana on all 5 of his album's including "San Song" recorded with Bjorn Ole Solburg and his Norwegian San Ensemble.[1] He has also worked on the pan-African music project Mahube with saxophonist Steve Dyer and others. He has also worked as arranger for Sibongile KhumaloGloria Bosman and Suthukazi Arosi. In 2005 he was selected as the 2005 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz

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02 Sydney's Etude 10:47  
03 Dream Walker 06:35  
04 Rwanda 09:35  
05 Umunyu 03:48  
06 South Central 04:39  
07 Mr. Harris 04:11  
08 Flat No. 22 06:50  
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