Hundreds of people have gathered to mourn the dying of Guinean singer and kora grasp Mory Kanté, just one of West Africa’s largest stars.
Kanté, who helped convey African new music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, died previous 7 days at the age of 70.
Eyewitnesses noted serious breaches of social distancing polices as persons scrambled to capture a glimpse of his casket in the funds, Conakry.
A pre-burial ceremony in the grounds of a nearby medical center was attended by ministers, diplomats and fellow musicians.
The body was later on laid to rest at a cemetery in Conakry adhering to Islamic religious rites.
Pictures and footage from the occasions in Conakry have been shared on social media:
Décédé le vendredi 22 mai dernier à Conakry des suites d’une longue maladie , Mory Kanté surnommé le griot a la Kora électrique à rejoint sa dernière demeure ce mardi 26 mai 2020
Que son âme repose en Paix 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/RjChAILsCu
— Abidjan.web (@abidjan_internet) May 26, 2020
Le cortège funéraire de l’immense griot Mory Kante ce matin à Conakry. pic.twitter.com/VBfHW6QYZH
— aboubacar camara (@aboubac91618708) Could 26, 2020