- Released: April 1, 1991
- Label: Barclay
- 1.Ye Ke Ye Ke - (African Languages)
- 2.Deni - (African Languages, French)
- 3.Inch' Allah - (Arabic, African Languages)
- 4.Tama - (African Languages)
- 5.Africa 2000 - (African Languages, African Languages, French)
- 6.Dia - (African Languages)
- 7.Nanfoulen - (African Languages)
- 8.Akwaba Beach - (African Languages)
Personnel: Mory Kante (vocals), Les Davidson, Samba N'Diaye (guitars), Sofi Hellborg (alto saxophone), Daniel Pabceuf (tenor saxophone), Tony Brenes (trumpet), Alex Perdigon (trombone), Nick Parker (keyboards, keyboard programming), Willy N'For (bass), Kuo Joseph (drums), Roland Kerridge (drums, drums programming), Moussa Cissokho (congas, bugarabu, djembe),
Djanka Diabate (choir).
Personnel: Mory Kant? (vocals); Samba N'Diaye, Les Davidson (guitar); Sofi Hellborg (alto saxophone); Daniel Paboeuf (tenor saxophone); Tony Brenes (trumpet); Alex Perdigon (trombone); Nick Parker (keyboards, keyboard programming); Willy N'For (double bass); Moussa Cissokho (drums, congas, djembe); Roland Vaughan Kerridge (drums, drum programming); Joseph Kuo (drums).
Audio Mixer: Nick Patrick.
Recording information: Venus Longueville.
Photographers: Sylvia Goubern; Emmanuel Carlier.
Unknown Contributor Role: Tony Brenes.
Arranger: Mory Kant?.
The first single from Akwaba Beach, "Yeke Yeke," was a major European dance hit for Kante in 1987. Dismissed by some for his heavy dance beat, Kante's crossover sound is a perfect way to ease your ears into the joys of African pop. ~ J. Poet