Two years after her first international release, the fantastic album called “Tzenni”, Mauritanian griot singer and instrumentalist Noura Mint Seymali once again gives us a peek into the noble cultural tradition of Sahel.
Like previously, on the new album titled “Arbina” she’s constantly surrounded by arrangements by her husband and guitarist/tidinit player, Jeich Ould Chighaly. The couple is accompanied by Ousmane Touré on bass and Matthew Tinari on drums.
Two years spent on touring clearly made their sound mature, and Noura’s attitude became even more vigorous. Spiritual and even religious, “Arbina” – the name was borrowed from a God – often brings its universal message to some practical things everyone can do to make our and other people’s live better.
While you can stream the whole record on Noisey, you can start with the great eponymous track and the recent video, “Na Sane”.