Mamadou Kanté

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        Mamadou Kont+¬ was a tireless champion of African music and culture. The founder and director of the influential Africa F+¬te festival, he was instrumental in launching the careers of Salif Keita, Ang+¬lique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, and others. Born and raised in Senegal, Kont+¬ relocated to Paris in 1965. During the landmark student revolts of May 1968, he embraced communism and fought for the rights of immigrant workers, immersing himself in labor causes in the years to follow. Kont... Read more

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