Posted in August 2014

Introducing… Noura Mint Seymali

Introducing… Noura Mint Seymali

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #102 (August/September 2014) p23. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the Mauritanian griot singer about the future of Moorish music (Photo: Joe Penney) Noura Mint Seymali was destined for a life of music. Born into a griot family and the daughter of Seymali Ould Ahmed Vall, who was instrumental in opening up … Continue reading

My World: Don Letts

My World: Don Letts

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #102 (August/September 2014) p8. Download a pdf here. BBC 6Music DJ, musician and film director Don Letts is credited with bringing together punk and reggae music. Alexandra Petropoulos finds out about the music that speaks to him, no matter where it’s from “I’m by no means an expert on world music,” DJ and … Continue reading