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THE MUSIC OF ARAB SPRING, MY CONVERSATION WITH ARABOLOGY RADIO HOST, DR. SALTI

 

 

8 years ago millions of arabs went to streat demanding change , freedom and dignity.. some say Arab Spring is dead, but the music that came from the streets of Tunisia and Tahrir square .. still alive.., Dr. Salti is taking as in a musical journey of Arab Spring tunes..

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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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