Mory Djeli Dienne Kouyaté is not just a Malinké* djeli (or griot), but also mory (marabout). I am not sure about the Dienne part of his name, all the more because it has lately evolved into "Deen" (child). He is from Kankan, so from the heart of Malinké country.
It never ceases to amaze me that singers like Mory Djeli manage to remain anonymous to the world, although I see that he has travelled to the States and France, and has some videos on YouTube. Why aren't superior singers like this man on MTV?
Here is a cassette from 1990, featuring some unadulterated Mory Djeli. Note that the third track is a (wonderful) version of Nanfoulé.
EDIT Nov.2009: renewed the link to the file.
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