- Aly Ndao (guitar, chorus)
- Franck Mantegari (drums, chorus)
- MALOUMA (Lead vocal, Ardine)
- Mohamed Amar (Keyboards, chorus)
- Mohamed Hafsi (Bass, chorus)
- Philippe Parant (Guitar, chorus)
- TBA (CHORIST)
- type:Band, Quintet
- gender:male, female
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, a cappella, percussion, singer songwriter, pop group, unplugged, piano, guitar
- artist submitted by:
MALOUMA - REBEL DIVA OF AFRICAN DESERT
NEW ALBUM "KNOU" IN 2014
Less spiritual longing that inhabited the breakdown of Zeppelin's African excursions.
Malouma is one of the greatest singers of North Africa.
Malouma holds her traditional ardin, or harp, in one hand as she speaks rapid-fire Arabic into a mobile phone held in the other.
Malouma is the first Mauritanian women to introduce Modern Mauritanian Music. Back in 1998, with her first album 'Desert of Eden', we had the chance to discover in Malouma a talented artist, composer and interpreter, with an extraordinary voice. Her music is a mix of traditional and modern sounds where she is melding western styles to the Moorish music of the Sahara and adding electric guitars to traditional instruments such as the four-stringed, lute-like tidinit.
Anchored in the tradition yet resolutely modern, inspired by the songs of the desert and immersed in the rhythms of the Senegal River, somewhere at the crossroads of West Africa, the Arab and the Berber worlds, between the Sahel and the Savannah, Malouma's music is unique.
Malouma is also known as a militant singer, spokesman for women rights in a Muslim Country.