Africa & Middle East
Noura Mint Seymali
Saharan folk-roots saturated in swirling psych-rock effects, the second album from Mauritanian vocal powerhouse Noura Mint Seymali is a patchwork of both old and new. It deservingly earned critical acclaim in the mainstream music press as well as in world music circles. “Mauritania has such a rich musical tradition and the aim is to make it global,” she said. A Top of the World in #122.