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Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali goes global Tags: Music News Artists Mauritania Noura Mint Seymali Singer Female Artists

Listening to Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali’s newest album Tzenni is like enjoying a complex and meticulously prepared meal. Like an aromatic spice, her striking voice adds richness to each song, combining gorgeously with guitar, bass, drums and the ardine – a Mauritanian string instrument. Some of the songs are even named for types of food, like El Mougalmen – a Mauritanian dish which mixes spices and flowers. The song’s lyrics blend many unrelated themes, reflecting the amalgamated nature of her work.

Noura Mint Seymali grew up in a family of musicians and says she is deeply influenced by their work. This lineage gives her album a sense of historical depth, as if the listener is enjoying something that took decades to prepare. And such tradition is important to Seymali – she says that she wants “the music of Mauritania to be known around the world” – however, one of her trademarks is also fusion. She combines the traditions of her country with a litany of genres that include Tuareg guitar rock, blues, hip-hop, flamenco, reggae and funk.Yet, of course such fusion is not something completely new. Seymali’s father, Seymali Ould Mouhamed Vall, brought Arab musical traditions together with Mauritanian ones when he studied in Iraq many decades ago.

An interesting local versus international dynamic has arisen with Seymali’s career. Seymali and her husband Jeiche Ould Chighaly (who plays guitar with her, and also has his own musical career) tour internationally, yet they also still play at weddings and baptisms in Mauritania. Speaking about such local performances the two are modest. They say that such shows are easy for people like them, people who grew up in families of griots where music is ubiquitous. They joke that if someone called right at that moment and asked them to do a concert, they could go do it right away without any rehearsal.  “Griots,” Jeiche Ould Chighaly says, “do not need to practice for marriages.”

Yet, it is clear that playing at concerts and baptisms requires a high amount of technical skill and local social savvy.  Mauritanian music has its own tonal scale and a complex system of five musical modes – performing at a wedding means moving through all of them. Weddings in Mauritania, explains manager and band drummer Matthew Tinari, can get particularly rowdy; some families hire security guards for crowd control.

Translating the traditions of a Mauritanian griot to the international stage isn’t always a straight forward task either. Seymali and her band have already toured Africa, Asia and Europe and are just starting to tour in the United States. Touring internationally requires mastering a different set of social and technical skills from that of the Mauritanian wedding scene. The days before concerts, Seymali explained, are full of “rehearsals, rehearsals.” Playing in so many settings, explains her husband, requires knowing “how to find the taste of the public.” Of course, like any good performer, they make their craft seem effortless on stage.

Her lyrics, beautiful enough to be enjoyed with or without the music, reflect her constantly changing, complicated musical skills and context. The title song, “Tzenni,” makes this clear:

Everything turns, everything changes. Nothing in this life is stable; everything can change at a moment’s notice. Sometimes life brings happiness and sometimes sadness.  What real decisions can be made, what course can be taken in a world that’s always changing?

There’s a dynamic contemporary culture of poetry in Mauritania, and Seymali both writes her own words, and draws on the work of the poetry community of her home country. Matthew Tinari calls the work of this community an “open source” body of work which many artists draw on. “Tzenni” also reflects the work and stamina required for their lifestyle: “We joke around about it,” explains Tinari, “running around like crazy, trying to hustle.”

Though Noura Mint Seymali says she sings to show Mauritanian music to the world, she also just likes making audiences happy. The richness of her music ultimately comes from Seymali’s meticulous engagement with her country’s history, with the current global music landscape, and with her own personal journey as a musician. Turn it up and let it fill the nooks and crannies of your room.

The Noura Mint Seymali band will be performing in New York today alongside Teddy Afro at Summerstage in Central Park.

Source: africasacountry

Barbie Lindsha In Yours Forever, Salone Upcoming Artist And Model Tags: Sierra Leone Muisc Artists Music Videos Female Artists Barbie Lindsha

Sierra Leone emerging and talented Singer, Rapper, Dancer and Model released her new music video " Your Forever." The song is a hit and it also defines her styles of music . The title of her new album is unknown.

Barbie Lindsha is a Sierra Leonean but currently living in Germany. She is among some of the new faces of Upcoming Sierra Leone Artists with different Style and Swag. At the age of twelve she joined her Parents in Germany and later recorded her first single “Menteh menteh me” which was produced by KEVIN BOB.

At some point, she decided to have a break and focus on her Education, but now Barbie Lindsha is back with something special that will take Salone's Music to the top. 

Barbie Lindsha is currently signed to the music label MERCURY RECORDS and managed by JADA VIZZLE who is the C.E.O of the company. Her latest hit single `` Yours Forever” a Afro-pop, the song which people are really enjoy dancing to Official Music Video is out now.

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A remix of Barbie Lindsha´s hit single “MENTEH MENTEH ME” will be included in the new album which has been tentatively named “ BREAKTHROUGH” which is set for release very soon.

Hometown:  Freetown, Sierra Leone
Record Label :  Mercury Records
General Manager:   Jada Vizzle

​Source: Milah | Barbie

Irene Ntale is the New Kid on the Music Block Tags: Uganda Music Irene Ntale Artists East Africa Musicians Female Artistst Discover Music
Irene Ntale is the new artist on the music block signed to Swangz Avenue and trust Bebe Cool who is quick at identifying talent, they have already done a track together. On Wednesday, Irene and Bebe were shooting the video for their latest track, Love Letter.
 
If you've watched or listened to her first studio single, 'Nkubukinze' which was released late last month, you will notice that the guitarist and songwriter has talent. Interestingly, top stars like Juliana Kanyomozi and Iryn Namubiru have already appreciated her music. Appearing on Radiocity FM last week, Juliana told McKenzie that she is promising after listening to her track that was #18 on the countdown.
 
Getting such remarks from a Tusker Project Fame judge and more so Juliana is one way of knowing that you are on the right track. A tweet from Iryn Namubiru to Ntale last month indicates that she equally appreciates her music. 'Im loving your vibes', Iryn tweeted.
 
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A section of forever upcoming artistes are certainly not happy about this given the fact that Irene has just landed but she is already doing so well in terms of vocals nebigenderako.
 
Source: ugandaonline
tz Tiffany ‘Fake London Boy’ music video Tags: Music Ghana tz Tiffany Artists Female artists African Hip-Hop
Itz Tiffany, Ghana hottest rap artist has decided to release a video for her all time hit tune-Fake London Boy…Though the song is old and may not be currently enjoying huge air play, I think the quality of the video and its relevance to the tune will rejuvenate things for the song.

I am not sure why it took years for a video to come out but I think I love it…Good work Itz Tiffany!
 

CocoIce: Nigerian's Newest Hip Hop Diva Tags: Music News CocoIce Nigeria News Music Diva Artists Female Artists Artist News
Nigerian's young and rising female act, Coco Ice (born Mojisola Serah Sowole) is presently basking in the euphoria of the rave reviews she has earned for herself with her latest video titled 'If U Don't Know' - a remake of the late DaGrin’s hit street anthem, “PonPonPon”.

The video for the song which was produced by the young and talented director Aina Mathew aka Matt Max; a director with an eye for quality and and style.
 
According to Matt, “I’ve taking the time out to come up with a beautiful concept for the video. Something totally different from what we anticipated people will be expecting. 
 
 
 
We are taking Naija music to the next level with this video which I strongly believe lovers of good music videos will surely love and appreciate”, he stated.
 
Talking about the song “If U Don’t Know”, the sexy rapper explained, “I did a remake  of “Pon Pon Pon” as my own way of paying tribute to the late DaGrin who taught me so much and brought the best out in me, and also as a way of showing the people my versatility”.
 
Coco Ice entered the Nigerian music scene with the Jo’Kaynie produced single, “Get Nutty” which featured May D who’s now signed to P-Square’s Square Records. “Get Nutty” enjoyed heavy rotations on various radio stations and was a club favourite amongst top DJs across the country.
 
After the release of the “If U Don’t Know” video, the song will be available for downloads on all major music sites.
 
CocoIce who is currently under the management of ‘Biodun Caston-Dada owned MAGiC Entertainment is an eclectic fashionista. Aside her been a beautiful and stylish rap artiste, she also model part-time.
 
Coco Ice has shared the stage with top acts like Mode 9, Sage, Late Dagrin, Minjin, T. Code, etc.
 
Source: OloriSupergal

 

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