Aicha Mint Chighaly was born in 1963 in Kaedi, Mauritania. Her father, Yuba Al-Mokhtar ould Chighaly, was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In 1982, the family Chighaly moved from the Senegal border area to the Mauritanian capital, Nuakchott.
Aicha became a singer and ardin (Mauritanian harp-lute) player. In 1996, she started her international career. She released her first CD for the Inedit collection of the Maison Des Cultures du Monde in Paris.
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Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.