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TZENNI (2014) is Noura Mint Seymali's first internationally released album, produced by Luxus Live. Available via Glitterbeat Records on CD / Vinyl / digital formats here:
The seemingly effortless way Tzenni straddles new and traditional music makes it one of the finest African albums this year.
Tzenni is an excellent new album by a preternaturally talented singer. This is an album of gutsy, declamatory playing and singing...Impressive.
Noura Mint Seymali has put out arguably the best psych blues album of 2014.
[Tzenni] est une déflagration tellurique...Solaire comme put l’être Sun Ra, ravageuse comme le fut Howlin’ Wolf, ethnocentrée et universelle tout à la fois...Depuis Nouakchott et les déserts mauritaniens, la mise en orbite d’une étoile.
A bunch of folks on the NPR Music team were blown away by Mauritanian vocalist Noura Mint Seymali...The hints of psychedelic rock and funk in their shows have become even more pronounced on this album.
[Luxus Live] has harnessed the crackle of a marketplace cassette-stall sound system, but framed it with some New York studio sheen. 5 stars.