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  • review October 27, 2016


    Noura Mint Seymali is without doubt one of the most compelling traditional African singers to emerge on the international stage in the past decade. She was raised and schooled in the rarified world of Mauritanian griots, who, unlike their counterparts … Read more »

  • blog January 26, 2016

    Ticket Giveaway: Noura Mint Seymali at Pioneer Works, Feb. 6

    We’ve been huge fans of Noura Mint Seymali since we saw her stellar performance at globalFest 2014. The incredible Mauritanian singer and ardine (a Mauritanian harp) player blends the quarter-tone tonality and five modes of traditional Mauritanian music with modern rock arrangements, aided … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2015

    Stocking Stuffers 2015

    Tuareg blues, Angelique Kidjo with a symphony orchestra, the return of Les Ambassadeurs and Kandia Kouyate of Mali. New sounds from Zambia and Nigeria, and classic ones from Senegal, Colombia, Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic. These are just a few … Read more »

  • blog June 10, 2015

    Field Report: Festival International de Louisiane

    Afropop correspondent and photojournalist Bill Farrington attended the 28th annual Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette in April 2015, reporting on the cultural heritage of the Acadiana region of south Louisiana that is enriched by French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic … Read more »

  • blog April 28, 2015

    Trance Ticket Giveaway!

    If you heard our recent show, “The Nature of Trance,” you probably know that the hypnotic, transcendental powers of music are a thread that connects musical cultures throughout the world. Now usually, if you wanted to actually experience the power … Read more »

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