Noura Mint Seymali
Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania)
Noura Mint Seymali’s quartet is built around a deliberate return to Moorish roots, led by the raw music of the azawan, a word in Hassaniya that refers to the ensemble of traditional instruments in Moorish culture; the ardine, tidinit, guitar, t'beul. With a sound described as a molten form of Moorish psychedelic rock, Saharan funk and even “future pop”, this band has been gaining international critical attention with its chart-topping albums and electrifying live performances.
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