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Mory Kante, Guinea music star and 'baobab of culture', dies at 70

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Mory Kante, Guinea music star and 'baobab of culture', dies at 70

Mory Kante, Guinea music star and 'baobab of culture', dies at 70

Kante revolutionised West African repertoire by going electric and blending traditional Mandingo with urban grooves.

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Guinea Guinea Country on the west coast of Africa

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