|Birth Day||March 29, 1950|
|Age||70 YEARS OLD|
Guinean singer and kora harpist who became one of the most well-known West African musicians ever with songs like 1987's "Ye ke ye ke." In 2001, he was made Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization in the U.N..
He was raised among the Mandinka people in Guinea and was a member of the group Rail Band in the early 70's.
His biggest hit, "Ye ke ye ke," became the first African single ever to sell in excess of one million copies.
His parents, Fatouma Kamissoko, El Hadj Djeli Fode Kante, are both well-known musicians.
He was a guest on DJ Darren Tate's "Narama" in 2006.