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BelAhdan, Conversation with Dr. Ramzi Salti, Host of Arabology!

 

 

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BeLAhdan with Noura Seymali, the Um-Kalthum of Africa

Noura Mint Seymali is a nationally beloved star and one of Mauritania’s foremost musical emissaries. Born into a prominent line of Moorish griot, Noura began her career at age 13 as a supporting vocalist with her step-mother, the legendary Dimi Mint Abba. Trained in instrumental technique by her grandmother, Mounina, Noura mastered the ardine, a 9-string harp reserved only for women. Seymali Ould Ahmed Vall, Noura’s father and namesake, sparked her compositional instincts, himself a seminal scholar figure in Mauritanian music;
Our thanks to Cedar Culture Center and the Walker Art Center

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