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Griote De Mauritanie
Aicha Mint Chighaly
Griote De Mauritanie
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
With an astounding voice and a griote's passion, A´cha mint Chighaly performs music of Moorish Mauritania called arzawan. This complex and ornamented art music, developed in the 18th century, offers praise to God and human...  more »

      
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All Artists: Aicha Mint Chighaly
Title: Griote De Mauritanie
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Inedit
Release Date: 11/11/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 713746069728

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With an astounding voice and a griote's passion, Aïcha mint Chighaly performs music of Moorish Mauritania called arzawan. This complex and ornamented art music, developed in the 18th century, offers praise to God and humanity, telling historical and moral stories as well as social tales for entertainment, much as other griot music in West Africa. Aïcha mint Chighaly plays the ardin, a harp used exclusively by women, made of a gourd sounding board covered with sheepskin, with metallic rattles that vibrate as the instrument is played. She is accompanied by a tidinit, a fretless lute, and a "kettle drum" called tbal. Simply recorded, with no pretense of popularizing the music, this is a recording that emphasizes the songs themselves, performed by a formidable singer and her family of musicians. --Louis Gibson