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Noura Mint Seymali

Noura Mint Seymali is the Islamic Republic of Mauritania’s most prominent talent in the international arena. She is a nationally beloved figure and one of the country’s best musical missionaries.

Noura is one of Mauritania’s most experimental performers, having grown up in this rich and transferable music culture where sounds from across the Sahara, the Magreb, and West Africa collide.

Her band evokes a full-blown sandstorm of soporific grooves, melding traditional Mauritanian instruments like the ardine and tidinite within an electrified psychedelic rock band, with a rhythm section firmly in place and drawing deep on the timeless repertoire of the Moorish griot, a hereditary class of musical poets and historians.

“Tzenni,” her first album from 2014, was labelled “perhaps the finest psych/blues album of the year,” while “Arbina,” her follow-up from 2016, was dubbed “the best record in the world.”

Noura Mint Seymali was voted “Best Female Artist from North Africa” at the African Union’s first-ever AFRIMA awards. Noura Mint Seymali bends the arc of Moorish musical history to match the modern time, expanding a sound born of Arab and Sub-Saharan roots.

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Desiire

DESIIRE

In order to produce music that is full of mesmerizing instrumentals and somber simplicity, Congolese musician DESIIRE, who is based in Toronto, provides a distinctive combination of R&B, Afro, Electronic, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by pioneering African artists like Papa Wemba,...
M.I Blue

M.I. Blue

The alternative-soul singer and composer M.I. Blue is among the most multifaceted performers you will encounter. The female Eritrean artist embodies the spirit, sound, and culture of Toronto's burgeoning music industry. Her own East African heritage as well as jazz...
RoTation

RoTation

RoTation is perhaps one of Sudan's most diverse rappers. His saucy delivery and lyrical approach have also earned him a unique spot in the hearts of his contemporaries. Rapper, songwriter, and producer roTation can effortlessly go from fast spitting to...
Joya Mooi

Joya Mooi

South African and Dutch songbird Joya Mooi's name seems destined for a life of happiness and beauty wrapped in her mesmerizing vocals. She is gifted with unadulterated penmanship, a seductive vocal range, and a burning desire to transform the memories,...
Dua Saleh

Dua Saleh

The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and rapper of Sudanese descent, Dua Saleh, is renowned for her captivating bravado and menacing gloom. She has transformed her prior solemnity into swaggering confidence. It would be easy to call Dua Saleh a natural. Her songs...
Deena Abdelwahed

Deena Abdelwahed

Tunisian vocalist Deena Abdelwahed earned her stripes on the Tunisian scene and as part of the Arabstazy collective and is noted for her hybridized DJ sets. Deena was born in the Qatari city of Doha in 1989, and her incredible...
G-Salih

G-SALIH

Coming from Arlington, Virginia, and born to Sudanese parents, Gihad, known as G-SALIH, has always been thoughtful with his bars. His distinctive style draws the listener's attention right away, and his powerful lyricism empowers them to sink into the lessons...
Kususa

Kususa

Kususa is a South African electronic dance duo consisting of Joshua Sihle Sokweba (Kunzima Theology) and Mncedi Tshicila (Samurai Yasusa). The band's name, "Kususa," is a combination of the members' stage names as well as a term that, when loosely...
Amaal

Amaal

Amaal comes through as a singer-songwriter of Somali-Canadian descent, crafting mellifluous R&B that spans the spectrum of human experience. She is presently one of North America's most fascinating Somali R&B singers. Amaal started her incredible trip in the war-torn city...
Nya

Nya

Nya, a Canadian singer with a home base in Ghana, is incredibly adept at reaching her audience's deepest emotional points. Her fiery attitude and musical flexibility stand out among her best qualities. These characteristics are mostly responsible for, if not...

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