NYC: Khaira Arby and her Band - Thursday, July 7th

Kharia Arby, hailing from Northern Mali, will be performing Thursday, July 7th at Le Poisson Rouge. Known for her strength and creativity, Arby draws influence from the edgy and progressive to the traditional and deeply rooted. Check the video below for a preview of the live experience.

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Doors are at 6:30, the show begins at 7:30. Tickets are $15. Opening up for Khaira Arby's set is The Mast, a Brooklyn-based duo who create a propulsive and expansive sound.

Photo by Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images via Getty Images

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South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is reportedly in the process of brand evaluation. This, after the rapper publicly announced a temporary break regarding promotions with the New York-based vodka company, Cruz Vodka. The statement coincides with the ongoing investigations surrounding Anele Tembe's death, and a widely circulated video showing AKA allegedly attempting to break down a door to enter his fiancé's room.

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