Events: Mory Kanté in L'Aquila, Italy


Singer Mory Kanté from Guinea will perform in L’Aquila (Italy), in Piazza Duomo, on the 26 of August starting from 10pm (free entry).

The concert is part of a series of events dedicated to Africa and India, called “Perdonanza Celestiniana”. The series of events, concerts and exhibitions will take place in L’Aquila from the 23to the 29of August.

Mory Kanté is a musician from Guinea. He is famous for the “Yéké Yéké” song which sold in 1988 more than 1 million copies. morykante01

‘Yéké Yéké’ – it’s written on the artist official website – was re-recorded in a shorter version (faster, electric and more conducive to dancing) for the album AkwabaBeach in 1987. The song’s dazzling success took everyone by surprise. The sales soared to more than a million singles and half a million albums and its listing on the hit parades around the world multiplied. When ‘Yéké Yéké’ reached the top spot on the Pan-European charts in Billboard magazine (USA) in 1988, the griot from Kissidougou had succeeded in giving African music the place it rightfully deserves”.
“Soaring vocals and impressive multi-instrumental work” was the comment of The Guardian.

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