Noura Mint Seymali

Noura Mint Seymali performs "Ghizlane", a song that reflects on human transience, fleeting moments of beauty and a path of impossible footsteps, recounted in the voice of a giraffe hunter allured by his breathtaking and mysterious prey. 


Noura Mint Seymali - vocals, ardine

El Jeich Chighaly - guitar

Ousmane Touré - bass

Matthew Tinari - drums

About the Speaker

Noura Mint Seymali

Noura Mint Seymali is the ambassador of Mauritanian music worldwide. Her work is influenced by the music of the Sahara, Morocco, and West Africa, and she draws upon her knowledge of traditions and her skills as a "griot" (a title given to historians, poets, and singers in West Africa) to create contemporary forms of Maghrebi music.