Djeli Fodé Kouyaté
Musiques de Guinée
Djeli Fodé Kouyaté (not to be
confounded with Malian singer and kora player, the late Fodé
Kouyaté) is a nephew of Mory Kanté.
Son of Mama Kanté and Djelyden Kabinet Kouyaté, he is born a
Le djeli de Kissifaramaya, as he is called, is known for his songs addressing popular issues of Guinean life. More recently, he has been active in the cause of the refugee camps in the South-East of his country, where 100,000s refugees from neighbouring Sierra Leone live under precarious conditions. His conscience awakening lyrics and constant production of albums lead to his nomination of honorary ambassador of Afrique-Aide-Afrique by the Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade.
In Guinea, he is seen as one of the biggest contemporary singers. Until now, he was hardly known outside of Guinea, but this will change soon. Already, he was one of the showcases of the Nuits d'Afrique Festival in Montréal, Canada in July 2002. In addition, two albums with older songs became available on CD since 2002.
Born: 1964, in Kissifaramaya.
Style: mandingo music.
|Baraka Dèn||2008||Amacif Productions||Cassette|
|Sorombaya||2004||Syllart Production||CD (with different track list than the cassette)|
|Adame Nyingui||2002||Syllart / CDS Productions KSK 2006||Reissue on CD|
|Gnalemba||2002||Amacif Productions BGDA 0208||Cassette|
|First||2000||Syllart SYLAF 96119||CD with songs from Sagesse and Salatou|
|Adame Nyingui||2000||CDS Productions||Cassette|
|Sagesse||1998||local cassette production|
|Kouroussaka||1997||CDS Productions DK72||Cassette|
|Salatou||1995||local cassette production|
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