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News Mauritania » Music: UHV International Festival showcases student diversity

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Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ... The around-the-world-in-a-day trip also featured cultural dances and music including a Native American performance, Indian Bollywood dance, Hawaiian hula and a Pakistani dance and vocal performance.

News Mauritania » Music: Entrancing Miami: Morocco’s Innov Gnawa

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Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

For the uninitiated, gnawa is the ritual trance music of Morocco’s black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought over from Northern Mali and Mauritania. The music is believed to heal people possessed by jinn, or spirits ...

News Mauritania » Music: Slavery was just outlawed in Mauritania in 1981 and slavers today are still getting sent to prison

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Publication date: Friday 30 March 2018

Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865. While that seems recent to many, imagine living in a small African country like Mauritania where slavery was only outlawed in 1981. But just like in the U.S., slavery and the mentality behind it in ...

News Mauritania » Music: Drowning Pool reprises ‘torture music’ in 4th of July concert at Guantánamo

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Publication date: Friday 07 July 2017

And everyone on base was invited to the show, held just outside the Officer’s Club and far enough away from the Detention Center Zone that the music couldn’t be heard by the captives. But Slahi, now free in his native Mauritania, called the choice of ...

News Mauritania » Music: Uganda: Bobi Wine Set for 'Your Music, Your Voice'

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Publication date: uesday 03 October 2017

Tickets to the October 4th "Your Music, Your Voice" concert are 5k. Bobi Wine (Uganda), Tongai Makawa aka Outspoken (Zimbabwe), Jason Mushumbusi Mutalemwa aka Nash MC (Tanzania), Eric Ngangare aka Eric 1Key (Rwanda), Kane Limam aka Monza (Mauritania ...

News Mauritania » Music: Mauritania blogger sentenced to death is released on appeal

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Publication date: hursday 09 November 2017

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – An appeals court in Mauritania has released a blogger who had been sentenced to death for an online post deemed blasphemous by authorities. The court in Nouadhibou city on Thursday sentenced Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir to two ...