toubab krewe
The New Album TK2 Now Available

Formed in 2005, Toubab Krewe has tenaciously honed their craft through relentless touring and a fierce dedication to carving out something they can truly call their own. The fruits of this hard work can be heard on their scintillating new long-player, TK2, being released on Nat Geo Music. What Justin Perkins (Kora, Kamelngoni, guitar, percussion), Teal Brown (drums, congas), Drew Heller (guitar, piano, fiddle), David Pransky (bass, guitar), and Luke Quaranta (Djembe, percussion) have wrought on TK2 reflects the many miles and musical journeys that have transpired since their studio debut.

Toubab carries echoes of African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita, no doubt picked up during the group's many visits to the Mother Continent to study and live in Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali. What differentiates Toubab Krewe from other Statesiders inspired by African music is how they innovate on what they've learned, not simply recreating tradition but carving out a new trail that honors the African originators they admire by making something alive and contemporary that moves the line forward, something that's easy to pick up on with TK2.

From the ragtime piano tinged opener "Mariama" to the percussion fueled, slide guitar glide of "Gine Fare" to the subtle, inviting African echoes of "Konkoba" to the hypnotic, psychedelic slow burn of "Holy Grail," TK2 reveals Toubab Krewe to be rare innovators in a modern age often too ready to settle for more of what's been. Toubab Krewe is happily an exception to this rule, and those willing to take the journey with them are in for one hell of a cool, exciting ride.

Purchase TK2 Here
CATCH TOUBAB KREWE ON TOUR NOW...
TUE - 9/7 @ Mexicali Live
Teaneck, NJ [map]
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WED - 9/8 @ FTC on StageOne
Fairfield, CT [map]
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THU - 9/9 @ Iron Horse Music Hall
Northampton, MA [map]
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FRI - 9/10 @ Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY [map]
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SAT - 9/11 @ Catskill Chill Music Festival
Hancock, NY [map]
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SUN - 9/12 @ Life is good Festival
Canton , MA [map]
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TUE - 9/14 @ The Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, MI [map]
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THU - 9/16 @ Barrymore Theatre
Madison, WI [map]
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FRI - 9/17 @ House of Blues
Chicago, IL [map]
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SAT - 9/18 @ Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, MN [map]
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SUN - 9/19 @ Playmaker's Pavilion
Fargo, ND [map]
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TUE - 9/21 @ Emerson Center for the Arts
Bozeman, MT [map]
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WED - 9/22 @ The Wilma Theatre
Missoula, MT [map]
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FRI - 9/24 @ The Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR [map]
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SAT - 9/25 @ Showbox at the Market
Seattle, WA [map]
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SUN - 9/26 @ McDonald Theatre
Eugene, OR [map]
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TUE - 9/28 @ Arcata Theater
Arcata, CA [map]
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WED - 9/29 @ Crystal Bay Club Casino
Crystal Bay, NV [map]
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SAT - 10/1 @ The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA [map]
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SAT - 10/9 @ Shakori Hills GrassRoots Fest
Pittsboro, NC [map]
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SUN - 10/10 @ The Festy Experience
Nelson County, VA [map]
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FRI - 10/29 @ Hi Tone
Memphis, TN [map]
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THU - 10/28 @ Zydeco
Birmingham, AL [map]
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SAT - 10/30 @ Soul Kitchen
Mobile, AL [map]
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SUN - 10/31 @ Voodoo Music Festival
New Orleans, LA [map]
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FRI - 11/05 @ Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville, VA [map]
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SAT - 11/06 @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
Baltimore, MD [map]
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WED - 11/10 @ The Valarium
Knoxville, TN [map]
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THU - 11/18 @ Electric Pickle
Miami, FL [map]
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FRI - 11/19 @Green Parrot
Key West, FL [map]
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SAT - 11/20 @Green Parrot
Key West, FL [map]
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