Toubab Krewe kicks off U.S. Summer Tour

Toubab Krewe
Toubab Krewe is currently on their U.S. Summer Tour which will run into September with shows from coast to coast, including performances at the Wakarusa, High Sierra, 10,000 Lakes, Floyd Fest and Wall to Wall Guitar festivals.

The band started 2007 at the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali, known as the most remote festival in the world. Afropop Worldwide covered the Malian tour extensively, declaring that the band has "set a new standard for fusions of rock 'n' roll and West African music."

Toubab Krewe followed the tour of West Africa with a spring tour of the U.S., playing several dates with Toots and the Maytals and shows at the Langerado Music Festival, SXSW Music Festival and Merlefest, where members of the band performed with Rayna Gellert (Uncle Earl) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin).

Since forming in early 2005, the magnetic instrumental quintet has been credited with bridging the gap between West African and American music unlike any group before them, winning a diverse and devoted following and international acclaim from the New York Times, Global Rhythm, Relix, fRoots, NPR and more. Members of the group 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 such as Lamine Soumano, Vieux Kante, Madou Dembele and Koungbanan Conde.

The band is currently working on their sophomore album with Grammy winning producer Steven Heller, slated for an early 2008 release.

Toubab Krewe tour dates available HERE.

[Published on: 6/4/07]

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BRabbit Mon 6/4/2007 01:40PM
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fuck no michigan. toubab is a great time.

morgan7222 Mon 6/4/2007 01:56PM
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That's Tou bab for you.

linsbee314 Mon 6/4/2007 02:11PM
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I saw these guys at Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mtn, NC and I was blown away. I couldn't stop moving all night. It's what I want to hear first thing in the morning to get my day going. The best thing is, these Asheville boys are pretty young. If they're this damn good now, then WOW, I'm excited to see them down the road.


RasFrank starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/4/2007 02:54PM
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These guys are AMAZING!!!

mattland starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/4/2007 03:39PM
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Just saw Toubab Last Thursday in Knoxville. They opened for Ozomatli then played their own show later at the Grotto. Tizight.

NickBoeka Mon 6/4/2007 04:17PM
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these guys are groovy, eastern groovy, africa groovy. love seeing the different instrumentation on stage, than the typical setups here in the states. If you haven't checked them out yet, they deserve your support.

Makisupa_McGee Mon 6/4/2007 04:56PM
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Toubab Krewe found a badass niche

i love bands like this that are still within the jamband genre but are completely unique and refreshing while still tearing it up enough to have a great time at the show

GreetTheMind Mon 6/4/2007 05:31PM
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no northeast shows!!?!?!:(

greengrass starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/4/2007 09:32PM
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These Guys are great.. Keep on Rockin...

CeilingFan247 Tue 6/5/2007 06:15AM
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No love for michigan... we get skipped over way too often by sweet bands like these guys.

JoeyTheFoot starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/5/2007 07:00AM
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These guys are awesome. I've seen them a few times(living close to Asheville has its perks)and damn everytime we see them the crowd never stops moving.

scubajoe starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/5/2007 09:22AM
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Go see them before they blow up and play main stage at bonnaroo in a few years. these guys are amazing. about 10 of my friends and I are driving 2 hours to go see them tomorrow. Was one of the best shows at summercamp festival. wish i still lived in asheville.

totalot Tue 6/5/2007 10:03AM
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O1Roggae Tue 6/5/2007 12:11PM
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There playin jam cruise as well, it will be very epic

erik7socr starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/5/2007 04:45PM
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i heard more fall dates are coming soon, including a stop in Madison, WI. can't wait.

Deji starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/6/2007 01:03PM
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seen em twice...they definitly bring the HEAT!!!