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  • review October 27, 2016

    Arbina

    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 »

  • blog September 29, 2015

    Video for Daby Touré’s “Oma”

    Daby Touré has just released a video for “Oma,” a standout track from his new album Amonafi (Afropop’s review here). The song is a playful bit of ska, with a catchy chorus that seemingly belies the gravity of its subject matter: the … Read more »

  • review September 29, 2015

    Amonafi

    Throughout his career, Daby Touré has embodied a multicultural approach to music. He was born in Mauritania, raised in Senegal and has lived in Paris since 1989. He sings in Fulani, Soninke, Wolof, French and English, and names pop icons including Michael Jackson, … 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 »

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