The Republic of Mali: A West African country in the southern Saraha where much of the population lives below the international poverty level.
Asheville, North Carolina: A slightly Boulderish, middle-class city that "Good Morning America" this year named one of the "10 Most Beautiful Places in America."
The two places have essentially nothing in common, except the music of Toubab Krewe. The instrumental quintet has been melding music from the two regions for over a decade now, bringing together African drums and a rock 'n' roll drum kit, the kora and the electric bass,the kamelengoni and the electric guitar. ...
Toubab Krewe has a busy tour schedule to keep up with in the U.S., including a special homecoming New Year's Eve show in Asheville. The crew comes through the Fox Theatre on Thursday night before making their way back east, then over the Atlantic.Read the full article