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This article is about an album. For the Belgian artist, see Jean-Michel Folon.
Folon album cover.jpg
Studio album by Salif Keita
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre World Music, Fusion, Dance[1]
Length 56:19
Label Mango
Producer Wally Badarou, Jean-Philippe Rykiel
Salif Keita chronology
Destiny of a Noble Outcast
Rail Band

Folon is the fourth studio album from Malian artist Salif Keita. It was released in 1995 by Mango and produced by Wally Badarou, except for tracks 5, 7 and 9 by Jean-Philippe Rykiel.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written By Salif Keita.
  1. "Tekere" 6:33 (clap your hands)
  2. "Mandjou" 10:37
  3. "Africa" 5:59
  4. "Nyanyama" 6:18
  5. "Mandela" 4:30
  6. "Sumun" 6:57
  7. "Seydou" 5:48
  8. "Dakan-Fe" 5:06
  9. "Folon" 4:25


  • Salif Keita: Vocals
  • Angeline Annonier, Nayanka Bell, Djanka Diabate, Djene Doumbouya, Bessy Gordon: Vocal Backing
  • Ousmane Kouyate: Guitars
  • Wally Badarou: Keyboards, Vocal Backing
  • Check Tidiane Seck: Keyboards
  • Mohktar Samba: Drums
  • Souleymane Doumbouya, Sydney Thiam: Percussion


Tekere means clap your hands. The song is about jealousy, about too much jealousy is easy turning into maliciousness.