Miriam
R.I.P. Mory Kanté
I just learnt the great Mory Kanté, one of the most famous African singers has passed away on May 22nd this year. Watch this video of his world hit Yé Ké Yé Ké: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdeoNf62A6s" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdeoNf62A6s</a>;. The song is sung in Mandinka (Mandingo), a language native to Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea, the home of Mory Kante. The instrument he is playing in the video is the kora harp, an instrument common in West Africa. Mory Kanté was born into a traditional <em>griot</em> family. A <em>griot</em> is a West African storyteller, historian, poet or musician: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griot" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griot</a>;. In Mandika they are called <em>jali</em> or <em>jeli</em>.

This is Tama, another song by Mory Kanté: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oxyhu8V34g" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oxyhu8V34g</a>;.

R.I.P. Mory Kanté, your music will forever live on!

Jun 2, 2020 7:37 PM
Comments · 1
Yeah RIP Mory kanté, great artist and nice song. We are pround to come from Senegal west africa. Congratulation Miriam to this tribute.
June 2, 2020
Miriam
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), French, German
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)