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Another brilliant tape from Mauritania by way of Guelmim, Morocco
Excellent singing and ghostly guitar from Guelmim, Morocco (see also).
Hopefully someone will eventually tell us the name of this group, song titles and/or context.
Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.
The title of the cassette reads ‘Noujoum Taarab el Mauritanie’ which translates ‘the stars of Mauritanian music’. The cassette features the female griot Momma mint Dendenni and the guitar player Seddoum ould Bowba Jiddou. They are both Nouakchott based griots from Mauritania, and the young generation of two of Eastern Mauritania’s biggest griot families. They probably came up to the Moroccan Sahara for a few months to play some weddings and make some cash and were asked to record this cassette. Many of Nouakchott’s griots make frequent trips up to the Moroccan Sahara. This is a very nice cassette!!
I guess stay on the lookout for “Volume1”
I guess stay on the lookout for “Volume1”
I love Mauritanian music.
This one’s very nice.
Some shameless self-promo…inspired by the desert masters…
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I’m going to leave a second comment to say that this tape is an absolute MONSTER!!!!
She sings soooo wonderfully, and looks so beautiful, joyful and inviting on the cover. (I am falling in love.)
Also really nice drumming, which I didn’t expect… This tape, for me, is on the short list along with Abin Dunia, Allan Family, Agbadza, etc…
oh this is so beautiful!!!
reminds me of group doueh, that i had the great chance to see live in june with sublime frequencies:
moving… and also fun!
but i can’t imagine what an experience is a moroccan wedding, wow…
Your blog is really some treasure!
Thank you + thank you + thanks again!
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Gracias por las dos cintas de Guelmin. Están muy, muy buenas. Están entre los mejores albums que descargado de tu blog (también me gustaron mucho las cintas de Moolobali Traoré, Khaira Arby, y muchas otras).
Después de escucharlas pensé que había un error en su procedencia de Marruecos (la música es característica de Mauritania), pero viendo ahora los comentarios queda claro que son artistas de Mauritania que graban en Marruecos.
A los que les ha gustado esta música les recomiendo escuchar a Ooleya Mint Amar Tichitt (el video de un concierto suyo está en skafunkrastapunk) y Dimi Mint Abba. Si mal no recuerdo en folkmusicSMB hay discos suyos.
hi, seems that the link to side B of the Faiza Ahmed cassette is down – a re-up, please?
We’re Unfit Times (unfittimes.com) and we’re big fans of ATFA. We’ve put you on the Notable Links page of our new Web site, and we were wondering if, in the name of Internet cross-promotional solidarity, you wouldn’t mind doing the same.
In any case, thanks!
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thanks everyone for the comments. special shout-out/thank you to Matt from VOA (http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/blog/)!
and thanks for letting me know about the Faiza link, it’s fixed now.
PS: my cassette player finally completely died (both decks) so i am saving up to get a new, nicer unit. it will be another couple weeks before another post, i’m afraid.
Hey! I’ve got a great new album for you to check out! It’s called “Above the Bones” and it’s by Mishka.
The album is super mellow and has a great sound for the summer time…
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Greetings. Great effort at keeping tapes alive!
We are your world music neighbors. Come say hello. The pleasure is all ours.
A little backstory:
I bought the tape in Guelmim, but didn’t get a proper chance to play it until I was in Nouadibhou (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckirkley/3166816369/), staying with a bunch of Malians in the shantytown from around Kayes, working on boats, saving money to buy a place on a boat to the Canary Islands. Annnyways, I gave the guys the tape and they loved it. We had it cranked up proper, and some Maurs came over to the house to have a listen. They were amazed at finding the music coming out of this house with a bunch of Malians clapping their hands and this American.
But thanks again for posting it. Brings back memories.
Great! Thank you!
Unbelievable stuff, works especially after smoking a sneaky joint. That guitar player guy is really inspiring! Shit, I have to buy a decent chorus pedal right away!
Greeting from Finland!
omg. this is so cool. as a mauritanian myself, it’s awesome to see that ppl outside the country appreciate the music. if you need more music from mauritania, just send me an email!
oh and check out p.j. harvey’s pocketknife, the intro riff is definitley borrowed from a hassani song.
I need more music from Muritania.
Please upload more of this beautiful music.
Thank you in advance.
Thank you very much for this upload; it’s really beautiful.
And thank you, Matthew, for the “subtitles”
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The album title is “Nojum Al-Tarab Al-Mauritanie”. It means “Music Stars of Mauritania”. But “tarab” doesn’t mean “music” exactly. It means a combination of music, joy and dance.
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Terrific stuff. If you ever doubted the consistency of Arabic music across the whole swathe from Africa’s west coast to central asia & India, this tape ought to convince you! That guitar so like Indian sitar, singing sometimes similar to the maqam traditions in central asia… And it’s all wonderful stuff: I hope someone can find something else with one or both of these 2 on it! Thanks so much for this
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This plays during the credit roll after Volume Two of Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomez). Great song.
Caught it on youtube too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0pytmulqRI