Session Spotlight: Toubab Krewe
Session Spotlight: Toubab Krewe Performs "51 Foot Ladder"
"Asheville's Toubab Krewe is an instrumental band which fuses the music of Mali and other West African influences with American musical styles. The band has travelled several times to West Africa to study with indigenous instructors, as well as participate in a centuries old music festival in the desert.
The band recently stopped by KUT's Studio 1A for a captivating session that featured the usual rock band instruments (guitar, bass, drums) augmented by a kora, ngoni, djembe, krin and scraper. The performance had the familiar underpinnings of rock 'n' roll, but with an otherworldly feel like nothing you've ever heard."
Toubab's New Year's show...
Toubab Krewe Live at The Orange Peel on December 31, 2009.