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Clermont Music is an effort to support musicians from the Sahara Desert in Northern Mali by touring, recording and presenting their music to the World.

Khaira Arby

Clermont Music has been proud to present Khaira Arby of Timbuktu Mali to worldwide audience.  With her garage band rock backup, she has reached contemporary ears both at home and abroad.

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photo Chris Nolan

photo Chris Nolan

“The stuff one associates with legendary singers like Oum Kalthoum or Edith Piaf” 
The Wire, January 2014

“Powerful vocals sit center stage amidst a mélange slick guitar lines, ngoni, bass, traditional violin and potent intricate rhythms, as well as some sassy backing vocals”
TJ Nelson, World Music Central

“Raw and unschooled in the best possible way"
David Maine, Spectrum Culture

From mysterious Timbuktu, the crossroads of religions, cultures and epochs, KHAIRA ARBY with her rocking band sings about work, love, family, women and the toll of war.  She expresses pride in the people and potential of her desert homeland.  With complex rhythms and rolling melodies, Khaira’s voice rings strong, clear and true.

Genre: desert blues, blues, World Music

Tags: Timbuktu, Tombouctou, Mali, Northern Mali, Azawad, Songhoy, Africa, female vocalist,