• Khaira Arby

I haven’t been able to see as many World Music Festival Chicago shows as usual this year, but even if I’d made it to every one so far, I’m sure last night’s set by powerhouse Malian singer Khaira Arby at Reggie’s Rock Club would’ve topped them all. Though this is her first major tour in the U.S., back at home she’s a genuine star, and it certainly shows in her regal bearing.