“This adventurous quintet… has set a new standard for fusions of rock n’ roll and West African music.” Afropop Worldwide
“Toubab Krewe are where Ali Farka Toure and Led Zeppelin meet.” Casey Rae, Seven Days VT
Afro-pop meets Appalachia
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 life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.