Toubab KreweRank #7 Asheville, NC Rock / West African / Surf
Members: Drew Heller, Justin Perkins, Teal Brown, Luke Quaranta, Dave Pransky
Label: Upstream Records
Manager: Alicia Karlin
Bio: Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible... See Full BioMore Info
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Birmingham, AL, US | 8:00pmZydecoSat May 25 8:00pm
Birmingham, AL, US
Blending American and West African influences into a sound all its own, Toubab Krewe has set "a new standard for fusions of rock 'n' roll and West African music" (Afropop Worldwide). Since forming in 2005, the magnetic instrumental quintet has won a diverse and devoted following at performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali, the most remote festival in the world. The band developed their unique sound over the course of numerous extended trips to Mali, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, where they immersed themselves in the local culture and studied and performed with luminaries. But the group has its roots in Asheville, NC, where many of its members were childhood friends and long-term musical collaborators. It was at home in the Appalachians, where the band recorded their sophomore album, Live at the Orange Peel. Produced by Grammy winning producer Steven Heller (who also produced the band's debut), the new album captures their outstanding 2007-2008 New Year's run. All of the songs are previously unreleased and continue to mix American rock with the West African musical traditions the band fell in love with on their travels. Along the way, they explore the worlds of surf and zydeco, fusing it all together into what the Village Voice describes as "a futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy" and Honest Tune hails as "one of the most innovative voices in music today." The new release features col- laborations with legendary spoken word artist Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets and fiddler Rayna Gellert of Uncle Earl.
Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pmMartyrs'Fri May 31 8:00pm
Chicago, IL, US
Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pmMartyrs'Sat Jun 01 8:00pm
Chicago, IL, US
Jun 27Red Square
Albany, NY, US | 8:00pmRed SquareThu Jun 27 8:00pm
Albany, NY, US
Jul 4Pisgah Brewing Company
Black Mountain, NC, US | 2:00pmPisgah Brewing CompanyThu Jul 04 2:00pm
Black Mountain, NC, US
Toubab Krewe's Carnavalito @ Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage
Kevin M. Thomas
HANG TAN IS GREAT!
Hey! Our own Asheville favorites! blessings on your journey
This AshVegas native NEEDS you to come to Portland!!! I won't be back for a few years....It's killing me!! Love
Very tight musicianship. I thoroughly enjoyed your show Thursday in Floyd!
I think you're onto something here, guys.
Nice work! I came by to show you some love and support, you can return the favor by stopping by out page. Put A Stamp On it!
make 2013 a break out year!
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