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Mohamed Champion Yonne

Composer, Arranger, lead guitarist founder of Complète Mandingue, Afro-Jazz band

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Mohamed "Champion" Yonne (Kouyate) is well-spoken and talented afro-jazz griot, composer, and guitarist from Kankan, Guinea. Based in Paris since 2015, he has launched several projects, including his Afro-Jazz band, Complète Mandingue, which combines traditional Manding guitar with Jazz, Blues, Salsa, Funk, and more. He may be a global guitarist, but he remains solidly a griot in his behavior, the way he speaks, the way he addresses people. "Je ne bougerai pas de ça!" I'll never move from being a griot, he confirms. 

"Cubano" performed live at Café des Sports, Paris 20e in July 2022. An Afro-Jazz mix with Salsa.

Interview with Manding Grooves, Lisa Feder for Afropop Worldwide, radio show in New York.  

"Kelai"   A musical clip from Mohamed Champion and Complète Manding that tells Guinea's ethnic groups to stop talking war, or you will regret it! We are all humans! 

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46 Rue Eugène Cas 

Marseille, France

Tel: +33.6.50.57.66.27

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