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Mauritanian Diva Noura Mint Seymali 'Hebebeb (Zrag)' + North American Tour

Mauritanian diva Noura Mint Seymali plays Moorish music for the modern ear.


Mauritanian songstress Noura Mint Seymali is a driving force reworking Moorish music for the modern ear. Aided by her husband Jeiche Ould Chighaly's psychedelic guitar lines, Seymali's compositions soar out of a traditional Mauritanian musical legacy into pop territory, often boasting a strong backbeat. Hear "Hebebeb (Zrag)" off her just released Tzenni LP, available now on CD/LP or digital from Glitterbeat Records, and catch her live at Central Park SummerStage July 5 and on the rest of her North American dates (flyer below).

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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