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MAURITANIA

A huge muslim country but with a tiny population and very few artists known outside of its own borders.

This page was last updated on 24/6/16.



ARTISTTITLENUMBERFMTPRICEBUY
KHAIFA OULD EIDE AND DIMI MINT ABBA MOORISH MUSIC WCD019 CD 13.65 COL
MALOUMA DUNYA 46806-2 CD £ 16.50
OOLEYA MINT AMARTICHITT LOUANGES - PRAISE SONGS 3060572 CD 14.80 COL
From a family of Griots and blessed with a stunning voice, Ooleya sings praises to her tribe and her ancestors. Her brothers and sisters play lute, drum and guitar and provide the backing vocals but Ooleya's extraordinary talent and presence make her the star. The album will give you the impression of listening in on an impromptu session under the stars. Pure magic.
VARIOUS ARTISTS GRIOTS DE MAURITANIE 4644962 CD £ 8.99
Another intriguing album of traditional music recordings made in the field by Charles Duvelle the founder and director of the renowned Ocora Collection. The sound quality is superb considering the recordings were made back in 1965. Great sleeve notes with photo's tell you all about the ould, ardin harps, tidinit lutes and the various drums that accompany the shrill female vocalists and the hand clapping rhythms. There is also a section on the precise order that the music must be played in. 2T/48M)




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