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Noura Mint Seymali on mixing the old with the new [Video]

Noura Mint Seymali I. Martinetti/RFI

RFI met with Mauritanian singer and ardîn player Noura Mint Seymali before her concert at Africolor Festival in Paris recently.

Seymali comes from a long line of Mauritanian griots known as iggawin (traditional poets, storytellers and musicians).

But since 2004 she has been mixing traditional and modern music to play an electrified desert blues.