Noura Mint Seymali is a nationally beloved star and one of the foremost musical emissaries from North African country Mauritania. Born into a prominent line of Moorish griot, Noura began her career at age 13 as a supporting vocalist with her stepmother, the legendary Dimi Mint Abba. Trained in instrumental technique by her grandmother, Mounina, Noura mastered the ardine, a nine-string harp reserved only for women. Reared in a transitive culture where sounds from across the Sahara, the Magreb, and West Africa coalesce, Noura Mint Seymali currently drives the legacy forward as one of Mauritania’s most adventurous young artists. I have just joined the ranks of her fans! :))
She is here in L.A. tomorrow!