Duke Performances

Noura Mint Seymali: Public Demonstration and Q&A

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 12:00 pm


Join legendary Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali for a demonstration and conversation about the traditions that have shaped her hypnotic, contemporary brand of Moorish music. Seymali’s songs, pairing modern rhythms with traditional poetry and melodies, present a roadmap forward for Mauritanian music, little known on these shores. Moderated by bassist and Duke ethnomusicology PhD student Jonathan Henderson. The event will take place at Duke University’s Rubenstein Arts Center lounge.

Wed, Mar. 27 | 12PM
Rubenstein Arts Center Lounge
2020 Campus Drive
Free and open to the public
Light lunch provided

Noura Mint Seymali’s residency will culminate in a performance at Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham on the evening of Wednesday, March 28 as part of Duke Performances’ Black Atlantic festival. Tickets and info available HERE.

This engagement of Noura Mint Seymali is co-sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative, the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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