ARTIST INFORMATION | Coumbane Mint Ely Warakane

Country of Origin: Mauritania

Domain of expertise: Performance

AKMA Cycle Year: 2022 Cycle

Status: Laureate


Coumbane Mint Ely Warakane belongs to a hereditary caste of musician-poet-singers (griots) in Mauritania called iggāwen in the local Hassāni Arabic. Her own family represents the iggāwen tradition of Trarza, in Mauritania’s southwest, where she learned from her aunt, the singer Wana mint Bouban