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Malian Singer Khaira Arby, the “Nightingale of Timbuktu,” Dies at 58

HeadlineAug 28, 2018

And the celebrated Malian singer Khaira Arby has died at the age of 58. Known as the “Nightingale of Timbuktu,” Arby appeared on Democracy Now! in 2010 to talk about her music and to perform.

Khaira Arby: “When I hear of war, I sing so that the war may cease, because in the case of war it is women who suffer. Therefore, it is better for us women to sing against war and conflict between men and between countries.”

Khaira Arby died in Bamako on August 13. She was 58 years old. Click here to see our interview and her performance in the studios of Democracy Now!

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