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Toubab Krewe


A Krewe show usually opens with a percussive introduction; gradually picks up velocity as more surf, jazz, dub, and hip-hop ideas are stirred into the mix; and ultimately climaxes in a psychedelic neo-griot frenzy. This North Carolina-based instrumental, mostly-toubab (Wolof for “white”) quintet has spent considerable time in Mali, Guinea, and the Ivory Coast and has an oversize bag of compelling African riffs to show for it.

Thu., Aug. 22, 9 p.m., 2013

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