Mory Kante rip
May 22, 2020 2:00 PM   Subscribe

Legendary world music superstar and one of the most influential died at 70. Seriously how could anyone vote this as the worst, not the best, song of the 80's? However, his 70's career as the vocalist of Super Rail Band made his name. 2020 is bad for world music so far.
posted by avi111 (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
posted by evilDoug at 2:20 PM on May 22, 2020

posted by farlukar at 3:25 PM on May 22, 2020

posted by Pendragon at 3:42 PM on May 22, 2020

The playlist from the second link is making my day.
posted by jrb223 at 4:53 PM on May 22, 2020

Woah. And I know that track well and had never seen the video
I'm gobsmacked.
Tremendous. But I do not understand the suit he is wearing at all ... did he borrow it from David Byrne?

sun re o
posted by glasseyes at 6:55 AM on May 23, 2020 [3 favorites]

probably this is the original promotional video according to youtube
Regarding the "mystery" of Mory Kante. i don't think it's a mystery. i just think we don't know and don't care about non-western countries. so every successfull artist will remain a one-hit-wonder. the language is indeed mandinka, as he explicitly say it in the lyrics.
posted by avi111 at 10:05 AM on May 23, 2020

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