Toubab Krewe to Tour and Score Silent Film
Toubab Krewe Tour
Jam-meets-African-beat band Toubab Krewe have just announced plans for their latest tour. Called “Birds Fly South” and following a five-night New Year’s Eve run in Denver, the band will travel down the North American East Coast in late January and early February. They’re starting in New York City at Merkin Concert Hall on January 30, where they’ll be live-scoring the classic 1930s Japanese silent film I Was Born, But…. After New York, Toubab Krewe will continue through Boston, MA; Burlington, VT; Northampton, VT; Baltimore, MD; Atlanta, GA; Tallahassee, FL, and more, with a final show in Jacksonville, FL, on February 23. Tickets for these shows are on sale now.
Toubab Krewe is known for fusing American instrumental tunes with the music and instruments of Mali, including the kora (a 21-string harp-lute), soku (horsehair fiddle), African percussion, and more. They were founded in Asheville, NC, in 2005, releasing their self-titled debut album the same year. Their second album, TK2, was released in 2010 on the Nat Geo Music label. Toubab Krewe also frequently travels to West Africa to collaborate with local musicians. Their touring around the US is also extensive, having played festivals such as Bonnaroo, MerleFest, MagnoliaFest, and the Rothbury Music Festival.
Toubab Krewe Concerts
|1/30||New York||NY||Merkin Concert Hall|
|2/15||Charleston||SC||The Pour House|
|2/21||Virginia Key||FL||Grassroots Festival|
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