Sunday, March 27, 2011

Khaira Arby (3/23/11)

So the Wednesday night concert series at The Spot (UBP/CWRU) had their own little SXSW night last week.  After doing a little research, it seemed like an extremely varied evening of music with a LOT of potential.  On the bill was Khaira Arby, Wise Blood, and Pictureplane.  Luckily I was there to make the first show, and was a little surprised it was Khaira Arby and her group from Mali.

Khaira Arby (3/23/11)

Ever since seeing Babatune Olantuji back in my BGSU days, I've had a soft spot for the African Rythm (how cheesy does that sound).  Anyway, another one of my favorites has been Ali Farka Touré (who I unfortunately missed at the Spot last year).  I later found out Khaira is a cousin of Ali...

Khaira Arby (3/23/11)

I can't say I have any legitmacy in saying anything about the music itself, but Khaira sounded as good as any other in that genre of music for me. Great to hear recorded, even more amazing live.

Khaira Arby (3/23/11)

Here's what I'm talking about:

As for the rest of the night, the other acts... it's best I just keep this positive and leave them out.

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