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The Indomitable Voice, the Life of Mariem Hassan

Mariem Hassan – The Indomitable Voice

The Indomitable Voice is the title of a new book about the late Mariem Hassan, one of the greatest singers from the Western Sahara in past decades. The authors are Zazie Schubert-Wurr and Manuel Domínguez. The writers will present the book on Saturday, March 18, at 12:00 noon at the Sin Tarima bookstore in Madrid, Spain. They will be joined by Agaila Mohamed, Mariem’s youngest daughter.

The book describes in real time the 18 years in which the authors accompanied Mariem Hassan during her professional activities as a singer, as well as her effort as cultural ambassador of the Saharawi people around the world.

Intensely illustrated, the 264-page books collects a total of 1,060 images. The package includes a CD with unreleased songs and a DVD with unreleased audiovisual material that provides a profile of the artistic and human stature of Mariem Hassan.

Librería Sin Tarima
Calle de la Magdalena 32
Metro station Antón Martín, Madrid

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Mauritanian Sensation Noura Mint Seymali to Perform in Dearborn

Noura Mint Seymali
Noura Mint Seymali

Noura Mint Seymali, one of the most respected artists in Mauritania, is st to perform on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at the Arab American National Museum

The Mauritanian artist was raised in a transitive culture where sounds from across the Sahara, the Maghreb, and West Africa merge. Noura Mint Seymali is a vocalist and master of the ardin, a nine-­string harp reserved only for women. She is one of Mauritania’s most audacious young artists. Her band is backed by a funk­-style rhythm section, composed of Ousmane Touré and Matthew Tinari.

Noura Mint Seymali’s most recent album is the critically acclaimed Tzenni.

Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-2266
www.accesscommunity.org/events/noura-mint-seymali-mauritanian

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