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Another African giant has fallen.
Guinean singer Mory Kante, a renowned vocalist and instrumentalist, has died aged 70.
His son told news agency AFP that the maestro had died in Guinea's capital, Conakry, after a long illness.
Kante is best known for his song "Yeke Yeke," which was a huge hit in Africa before becoming number one in several European countries in 1988.
Guinea's President Alpha Conde tweeted his condolences and thanked Kante for his music.
Here's a YouTube video of Mory Kante in one of his performances of his hit song Yeke Yeke:
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