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Khaira Arby performs at The Parish in Austin, Texas. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Listen Now: Khaira Arby In Concert
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The Sway Machinery: Finding Inspiration In The Desert
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Khaira Arby and band performing their Tiny Desk Concert September 17, 2010. Abby Verbosky/NPR hide caption

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Khaira Arby: Tiny Desk Concert
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In "Waidio," singer Khaira Arby insists that women must be free to pursue their own happiness. Chris Nolan hide caption

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Waidio
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