Noura Mint Seymali is the Islamic Republic of Mauritania's defining artist on the international stage. Drawing deep on the timeless repertoire of the Moorish griot, a hereditary class of musical poet / historians, her band conjures "a full blown sandstorm of hypnotic grooves, melding traditional Mauritanian instruments, like the ardine and tidinite, within an electrified psychedelic rock band.” Noura Mint Seymali's debut album - TZENNI (Glitterbeat, 2014) - was hailed as "arguably the best psych / blues album of the year" by Vice/Noisey and charted at #1 on World Music Charts Europe.
Constantly expanding upon a sound born of Arab and Sub-Saharan roots, Noura Mint Seymali bends the arc of Moorish musical tradition to fit our contemporary moment.
Noura Mint Seymali - vocals / ardine
Jeiche Ould Chighaly - guitar
Ousmane Touré - bass
Matthew Tinari - drums