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Toubab Krewe / Press

"a futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy."

Village Voice

"the next surefire stars of our scene...Toubab Krewe is a melting pot for the world's flavors."


"Mali meets the Dirty South."

Time Out Chicago

"Their music avoids cliché with authentic extrapolations of traditional Manding beats, percussion, and a jam-band flare."

The New Yorker

"Toubab Krewe's sound combines traditional West African rhythms and instruments with classic Southern rock, hip-hop, reggae, country and Latin sounds...By not confining itself to one genre, Toubab Krewe has the potential to bring its worldly and unpredictable music to a mainstream audience."

David Dye - NPR's "World Cafe"

““This adventurous quintet out of Asheville, North Carolina has set a new standard for fusions of Rock and Roll and West African music.””

Afropop Worldwide

"ladies and gentlemen, possibly the world's first Wassoulou surf guitar on record. The groove they lay down is phenomenal...”

fRoots Magazine

"...quickly establishing themselves as one of the most innovative voices in music today...Toubab Krewe has taken the traditional sounds emanating from West Africa, thrown them in a blender with the music they grew up with in America and created something completely unclassifiable."

Honest Tune Magazine