A modernising, transformative force in Mauritanian music. -- The Guardian (UK)
Noura Mint Seymali is breaking ground and staking claim as one of the next generation’s most promising African artists. Her timeless songs from the Sahara sound utterly contemporary when she blends her entrancing voice with a cosmopolitan mix of funk bass, drums, and psych guitar played by Jeich Ould Chighaly (her husband and fellow griot). Spiced with flavors of flamenco, reggae, and blues, her beguiling sound resonates with the rhythms and tonalities of the desert, “creating a mesmerizing tension between ancient and futuristic” (Chicago Reader).
The evening opens with a set by local revelators Gospel Machine.
Midwest Premiere. Copresented with the Cedar.
About the Cedar
The Cedar is a highly eclectic music venue located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Over its 25-year history, the Cedar has become one of the premiere US venues for world music by fulfilling its (501c3 nonprofit) mission of promoting intercultural appreciation and understanding though the presentation of global music and dance.