When: Fri., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. 2016
Reared in a transitive culture where sounds from across the Sahara, the Maghreb, and West Africa coalesce, Noura Mint Seymali – vocalist and master of the ardine, a 9string harp reserved only for women – is one of Mauritania's most adventurous young artists, emerging at a nexus of a changing Africa. Her band is backed by a declarative, funkspeaking rhythm section, composed of Ousmane Touré and Matthew Tinari. Free, lighted parking is available in the municipal parking lot north of the AANM; enter lot from Michigan Avenue by turning north onto Neckel Street, just west of AANM.
Price: $10 members; $15