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News Mauritania » Music: Itamar Borochov Quartet Featuring Innov Gnawa To Perform At The Winter Jazz Festival

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Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

For the uninitiated, gnawa music is the ritual trance music of Morocco's black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought to Morocco from Northern Mali and Mauritania. Often called "The Moroccan Blues", gnawa music has a raw ...

News Mauritania » Music: Moorish Music From Mauritania

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Publication date: hursday 08 August 1991

The first modern recording of music from the desert republic of Mauritania, Moorish Music is as beautiful and hallucinatory as a Sahara mirage. Both Khalifa Ould Eide and Dimi Mint Abba are descended from generations of court musicians, and each fills a ...

News Mauritania » Music: Mauritania - The Festival of Nomad Music

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Publication date: Sunday 04 June 2006

Andy Kershaw visits the Festival of Nomad Music in Mauritania, a country on the western fringe of the Sahara Desert that is rarely visited by international tourists or businessmen. Twenty years ago its people were 80% nomadic, but its society is now ...

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

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Publication date: hursday 06 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: Automatic, Tororosso, Donna Rossa, Into The Spotlight, Mauritania and So Quick excel

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Publication date: Friday 29 December 2017

Mauritania (Qureshi) 1-40, 1,200/1-24.5 ... 1200m: Silver Ikon (Suraj), Bellarive (Noornabi), Good Wood (Qureshi), Music Divine (Rayan), Hot N Fire (Mudassar), Ameliorate (Ashok Kumar), Indian Rocket (Chetan G) 1m 14.55s. Silver Ikon impressed while ...

News Mauritania » Music: Slave master becomes an abolitionist

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Publication date: Saturday 17 March 2012

As a member of Mauritania's slave-owning class ... hearing the slaves' teeth chattering all through the cold desert nights -- and mocking this "teeth music" with his slave-owning friends. "Here they were standing up, protecting us, and we were completely ...

News Mauritania » Music: Brave Warriors unfazed by Elephants as Chan kicks off

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Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

BRITAIN'S Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle were given some street-level tips for their wedding music as they visited a pioneering ... will see Morocco, Mauritania, Guinea, Sudan, Cote d'Ivoire, Namibia, Zambia, Uganda, Libya, Equatorial ...

News Mauritania » Music: Meet the woman freeing Mauritania's slaves

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Publication date: uesday 08 December 2015

Mauritania, in western Africa ... over the traditional Mauritanian music he has playing in the tape deck, that I wish SOS Esclaves all the fight in the world. I walk through the packed sand of the road and the gate of my hotel thinking about the work ...

News Mauritania » Music: Uganda: 'What Does It Mean to Be a Civically Engaged Musician?'

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Publication date: uesday 03 October 2017

Kampala's German Culture organization Goethe-Zentrum Kampala is hosting socially conscious artists from across Africa this week for the "Your Music Your Voice ... on "What does it mean to be a civically engaged musician?" will be hosted by Friedrich ...

News Mauritania » Music: Mauritanian artist mixes traditional music and modern rhythms

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Publication date: uesday 20 August 2013

But Seymali explains that she is still strongly linked to the traditional music by keeping authenticity in mind and "reflecting heritage through rhythm,” in her words. “In Mauritania, for example, it is difficult for local audiences to accept Western ...