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Mosno Al-Moseeki, a Sudanese singer/songwriter, a gentle blend of East and West. Mixing Arab-Poetic lyrics with a touch of pentatonic acoustic guitar playing. A genre he calls “Desert Eclectic”.

Photo by: Johanna Grace / Edited by: Gela Ghaderi
He has shared the stage with many acclaimed artists, such as Grammy Nominated artist Mathew Santos, Rusted Root, International Jordanian artist Farah Siraj, and International Sudanese artist Waleed Abdulhameed.

"It’s not always easy to find a talented singer/musician who is also a gifted songwriter.  Al-Moseeki is the whole package and we are certain to hear more and more from him over the coming years"
- TWAS Online (Canada)

His song "No Kingdom" from his previous album "NOVELLA: A Love Letter To Culture Clash", is featured in the award winning indie film "Faisal Goes West" which was viewed in Film Festivals in London, France, Germany, and Sudan to name few.

In 2012 his website got banned in his homeland "Sudan" due to his song "System Down" which sang against the current regime there. He donates the proceeds of that song to GIRIFNA, a non-violent protest movement in Sudan.

His upcoming release is a bi-lingual EP of moon themed love songs called "Songs of Selenophilia". Inspired by Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon” album. In this project Mosno is focusing on atmosphere and experimenting with "acoustic" & "produced" styles with these collection of poetic songs, including his first Arabic release "Kawakeb (Planets)".

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Praise From The Press

“Talent from another world. Most soulful & breathtaking music & voice I’ve heard in a long time.” 
-Wolfgang Senges/ Songpier.com (Germany)

"Novella'is an invigorating listen; the tunes are heavily influenced by Afro-Nubian pentatonic music and Arabic poetry. The rhythmical blend of storytelling, whimsical vocals and instrumental infusions make the album an exciting experience for the cultural traveler in all of us."
-500 Word Magazine (USA/Sudan)


"A folk-y sound scape steeped in tranquil rhythms, it's a fitting match for quasi-mystical lyrics touching on spirit guides and 'chakras of the heart'"
-John Lewis/ Baltimore Magazine (USA)

“He keeps his melodies clear and simple which allows him to flex the emotions of his voice and allows the listener to explore the depth and weight of his lyrics.”
-Jackson. M'Vunganyi/ Voice of America (USA)

"The influences of Mosno’s home country are clear in both lyric and rhythm, refreshingly meshed with sounds both Western and that which rises above culture and genre."
-Anywhere The Needle Drops Podcast (USA)


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Selenophilia

I love it when I learn new words, my new favorite one is Selenophilia.
You have no idea how excited I was to learn that this word existed! It basically means "A Love of the moon", which would make me a Selenophile "(n) a person who loves the moon".
How freakin cool is that!!?

I have always had a healthy obsession with the moon, I never knew why, and I never questioned it. I've just always found comfort in sitting or standing, and stare at the moon. It always clams me down.
In my desert culture, the Moon is used as a symbol of beauty many times, and as you may ha
ve heard in many of my songs, I use the moon quite often in my writing.

The cool thing is, I learned about this word, just as I had finished writing a new song called "Sahara Moon", of course. So this new exciting discovery lead me down a moonlight rabbit hole, and now I'm working on a 5 song EP of love songs that are moon themed.
Needless to say the word "Selenophilia" makes it …

Song Release Today!!: Moon Dancer

I'm SUPER excited to announce, that TODAY we have released the single "Moon Dancer" to the world.

Yes, its finally happening. the full EP "Selenophilia : Moon Songs" will be coming shortly.

But for the moment, one of my favorite songs in this EP is now yours to hear and download in your favorite music streaming platform.

We hope you enjoy it and that it gets you ready for the full release coming VERY soon.

Thank you again for all the support.
I love you.
-Mosno


Blue for Sudan.

It is difficult, very difficult, and I'm sure many of my Sudanese diaspora around the world feel like I do. My beloved Sudan is going through some extraordinary changes, and unfortunately it has brought forth many lost lives, and even more instability in my beautiful home-land.

Being a foreigner in a foreign land, it feels..odd, and powerless, knowing that all I can do is re-tweet, or write blog posts about the situation there, while many are fighting for their lives, for the soul and future of our country, and ergo for me.

Saying "Shukran (Thank You)" is not enough, saying "I love you" is not enough, saying anything is not enough, but saying nothing is unacceptable.

When I started my musical journey many years ago, I had made a decision, it was to not sing political songs. I wanted to be a prototype, not a stereotype. The main reason for that was, to sing to my Western audience songs that they would relate to, songs about love, about heart-break, about..life…