Noura Mint Seymali

Mauritanian griot artist Noura Mint Seymali updates the music traditions of Sahel with more contemporary influences, amplified by shaky guitar play of her husband Jeich Ould Chighaly.

Recording sessions for Noura’s new album, “Tzenni”, have taken place both in Mauritania, Senegal and New York.

Its title comes from the Hassānīya dialect and refers to a traditional griot dance based on one simple move: spinning.

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