Khaira Arby

Mali
Blues Rock
Khaira Arby

Khaïra Arby’s music takes the listener on an audio journey across the essence of Mali and Tombouctou, a meeting of religions, cultures, past and present.
She sings in the desert blues tradition and expresses her pride in the history. With her soaring, swelling and soulful vocals she sings of love, peace, family and the lives of women. She pairs her traditionally rooted songs with her rock'n roll backing band (electric guitar, bass, calabash, ngoni, traditional violin and trap drum kit), like that she bridges generations and cultures.
The documentary film 'They Will Have To Kill Us First' (2015), in which Khaira plays a major role, shows the story of the musician scene after the Islamic extremists banned the music.
The combination of a film screening followed by a concert of Khaira Arby is an unforgettable experience.

Videos
  • Khaira Arby Jazz & Joy Worms 2015
    Khaira Arby Jazz & Joy Worms 2015
  • Khaira Arby Live In Concert: NPR Music At SXSW 2011
    Khaira Arby Live In Concert: NPR Music At SXSW 2011
  • Khaira Arby - Goumou
    Khaira Arby - Goumou
  • the Timbuktu diva Khaira Arby : desert blues
    the Timbuktu diva Khaira Arby : desert blues
  • Meet Khaira Arby, Mali's Diva of the Desert
    Meet Khaira Arby, Mali's Diva of the Desert
Press
„Mit ihrem beseelten Gesang erinnert die stämmige Sängerin in ihrem opulent glitzernden Kleid an eine afrikanische Verwandte der Soul-Sängerin Aretha Franklin."
TAZ
„Shrouded in regal colors, she presides over a small army of brilliant African musicians, who create a hypnotic backdrop for her gloriously swooping vocals."
Stephen Thompson, NPR Music
Discography
Gossip
Gossip
2015
Clermont Music
Line up

Khaira Arby - Vocals
Dramane Toure - Lead Guitar
M'Barka Dembele - Rhythmus Guitar
Moulaye Mohamed Traoré - Bass
Mahal Madane Albanassane - Drums, Calebasse
Baba Sissoko - Ngoni

Availability

Territories:

worldwide

2018 July, August
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Kora Büttner
Kora Büttner
Production & PR
kora@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 31

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