Khaira Arby, The “Nightingale of Mali”

“My voice is a gift from God.” Khaira Arby in an interview with Steve Hochman for Spinner.Reading through a list of upcoming acts at my local music venue, I came across a woman whose name I hadn’t heard of before—Khaira Arby. Intrigued, I clicked on her act to learn more about her.Singing in four languages, Arby hails from Mali and performed in March at the SXSW music festival. Her latest album, Timbuktu Tarab (translated as “Timbuktu my land”), was released in 2010 to critical acclaim. In Ma … [Read more...]


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