Noura Mint Seymali: Arbina
Release Date: September 16th, 2016
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Title: "Na Sane"
Artist: Noura Mint Seymali
Video directed by Loïc Hoquet
Video produced by Luxus Live
Music produced by Matthew Tinari
Music mixed & mastered by Tony Maimone
Noura Mint Seymali - vocals, ardine
Jeiche Ould Chighaly - guitar
Ousmane Touré - bass
Matthew Tinari - drums
Arbina is Noura Mint Seymali’s second international release. Delving deeper into the wellspring of Moorish roots, as is after all the tried and true way of the griot, the album strengthens her core sound, applying a cohesive aesthetic approach to the reinterpretation of Moorish tradition in contemporary context. The band is heard here in full relief; soaring vocals and guitar at the forefront, the mesmerizing sparkle of the ardine, elemental bass lines and propulsive rhythms swirling together to conjure a 360 degree vibe. Arbina refines a sound that the band has gradually intensified over years of touring, aiming to posit a new genre from Mauritania, distinct unto itself; music of the “Azawan.”
Arbina is a musical act of devotion, calling upon the creator to channel grace through us and uplift our actions.