Mauritania doesn’t have the global pop footprint of its neighbor Senegal; its local musical culture is dominated by traditional forms played at weddings and other ceremonial venues. Noura Mint Seymali is determined to change that. The griot and singer has deep roots in Moorish and Mauritanian musical traditions: she grew up singing backup for her […]
Its 11 shows can’t make up for all the series DCASE has killed, but booking Jupiter & Okwess, Chucho Valdes, Car Seat Headrest, Lydia Loveless, and Los Amigos Invisibles helps a lot.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, July 11
The lineup for the wildly popular Millennium Park concert series is revealed.
The World Music Festival’s free lineup includes Sidi Touré, Bassekou Kouyaté, and lots more.
An intensely roiling jam from Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali, who performs at the upcoming World Music Festival: Chicago