2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Levitation

Noura Mint Seymali

Thursday, March 17
10:00PM - 10:45PM

Hotel Vegas Patio
1502 E 6th St


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Noura Mint Seymali is the Islamic Republic of Mauritania's defining artist on the international stage. Drawing deep on the timeless repertoire of the Moorish griot, a hereditary class of musical poet / historians, her band conjures "a full blown sandstorm of hypnotic grooves, melding traditional Mauritanian instruments, like the ardine and tidinite, within an electrified psychedelic rock band.” - The Quietus (UK). Its debut album - TZENNI (Glitterbeat, 2014) - was hailed as "arguably the best psych / blues album of the year" by Vice/Noisey and charted at #1 on Wold Music Charts Europe. Expanding a sound born of Arab and Sub-Saharan roots, Noura Mint Seymali bends the arc of Moorish musical tradition to fit our contemporary moment, as described by NPR, “the arrival of Mauritanian vocalist Noura Mint Seymali in front of Western audiences feels like the start of a new era.” Recognized at African Union's first-ever AFRIMA ...

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