Toubab Krewe Summer Tour

Toubab Krewe- for the Grateful Web

Toubab Krewe kicks off its U.S. Summer Tour on May 25 at the Lowertown Art and Music Festival in Paducah, KY. The run continues into September with shows from coast to coast, including performances at the Summer Camp, Asheville Music Jamboree, Wakarusa, High Sierra, 10,000 Lakes 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. The Malian tour was covered extensively by Afropop Worldwide, which declared 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.

Tour Dates

5.25 | Paducah, KY | Lowertown Art and Music Festival
5.26 | Chillicothe, IL | Summer Camp 2007
5.29 | Bloomington, IN | Bluebird Nightclub
5.30 | Columbus, OH | The Basement/House of Crave
5.31 | Knoxville, TN | Sundown in the City w/ Ozomatli
5.31 | Knoxville, TN | World Grotto
6.01 | Horse Shoe, NC | Asheville Music Jamboree
6.02 | Athens, GA | Melting Point
6.03 | Atlanta, GA | Smith's Olde Bar
6.06 | St.Louis, MO | Lucas School House
6.07 | Lawrence, KS | Wakarusa
6.08 | Lawrence, KS | Wakarusa
6.13 | Fort Collins, CO | Hodi's Half Note
6.14 | Boulder, CO | Fox Theater
6.15 | Denver, CO | Quixote's True Blue
6.16 | Santa Fe, NM | Santa Fe Brewing Company
6.17 | Flagstaff, AZ | Mogollon Brewery
6.19 | Phoenix, AZ | Rhythm Room
6.20 | Tucson, AZ | Plush
6.22 | San Diego, CA | Winston's Beach Club
6.23 | San Diego, CA | Ocean Beach Fair
6.23 | Los Angeles, CA | Fais Do-Do
6.24 | Santa Barbara, CA |SOhO
6.27 | Sacramento, CA | Harlow's
6.28 | Santa Cruz, CA | Moe's Alley
6.30 | San Francisco, CA | 12 Galaxies
7.06 | Quincy, CA | High Sierra Music Festival
7.07 | Quincy, CA | High Sierra Music Festival
7.10 | Caspar, CA | Caspar Inn
7.13 | Seattle, WA | High Dive
7.14 | Portland, OR | Goodfoot Lounge
7.18 | Jackson, WY | Mangy Moose
7.19 | Big Sky, MT | Meadow Village Pavilion
7.21 | Detroit Lakes, MN | 10,000 Lakes Festival
7.27 | Floyd, VA | Floyd Festival
7.28 | Floyd, VA | Floyd Festival
8.18 | Governor's Island, NY | In the Pocket Concert Series
9.13 | Urbana, IL | Wall to Wall Guitar Festival

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