NouraMintSeymali Dec2013



NouraMintSeymali Dec2013
voice of Africa
Noura Mint Seymali is a nationally beloved star
and one of Mauritania's foremost musical
emissaries. Noura's career began at age 13,
as a supporting vocalist to her legendary
step-mother Dimi Mint Abba. Joining forces
with Jeiche, one of Nouakchott’s top guitarists,
the husband and wife duo has pioneered a new
path for Moorish music, modernizing the
repertoire of the griot to encompass timely
subjects like gender in Islamic society,
desertification, and terrorism in the Sahel,
while respecting the music’s instrumental core
and tradition of praise and historical folk
Reared in a culture of collision where sounds
from across the Sahara, the Magreb, and West
Africa coalesce in the dynamic language of the
Moorish griot, Noura's success stems from her
ability to combine a rare classical mastery and
a griot's cultural authority with musical idioms
that speak to the emergent realities of youth
culture in West Africa and beyond.
With Mauritania's unique cultural and
geographic identity as a desert nation
physically and socially between North and
Sub-Saharan Africa, Noura Mint Seymali is a
vital and vibrant staging post on the road from
the Medinas of Fez and Algiers to the dance
clubs of Bamako and Dakar.
On stages as far flung as Festival-au-Desert
(Mali), World Expo 2012 (Korea), Hayy Festival
(Egypt), Pirineos (Spain), and via collaborations
with African music greats like Baba Maal,
Tinariwen, and Bassekou Kouyaté, Noura Mint
Seymali has marked her arrival as one of the
next generation’s most promising artists and
an unforgettable voice of Africa.
AVAILS: Avails: Summer 2014, Spring 2015
LINE-UP: 4 on stage
BOOKING CONTACT: [email protected]
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