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.
Formed in 2005, Toubab Krewe has tenaciously honed their craft through relentless touring and a fierce dedication to carving out something they can truly call their own. The fruits of this hard work can be heard on their latest release, STYLO, (March 2nd, 2018). What Justin Perkins (kora, kamelngoni, guitar, percussion), Terrence Houston (drumset), Drew Heller (guitar, organ), Justin Kimmel (bass, keys), and Luke Quaranta (djembe, dunun, sangban, kenkeni, kryn, karenye) have wrought on STYLO reflects the many miles and musical journeys that have transpired since their last studio album, TK2.
Christopher Cavaliere is a Musician Singer/Songwriter from Bridgeport,Ct. His work is based upon creating musical collages composed of a wide range of styles. As a performer Chris has supported international touring acts Marc Ribot, Kaki King, The Stepkids, Antoine Dufour, Perhaps as well as national touring Drums and Tuba, Consider the Source. As a recording artist he has been featured in national (AlARM Press, Guitar Player Magazine) and local press (Hartford Courant, Fairfield County Weekly’s Best Instrumentalist). Cavaliere’s current music projects include band Symphonic Bodega and multi media group DaDA Mr.
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