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TOUBAB KREWE!: Afrojam insanity Sept 28 @ Revival w/ High Plains Drifter

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Afrojam insanity Sept 28 @ Revival as part of the 7th Annual Small World Music Festival!

".. setting a new standard for fusions of rock 'n' roll and West African music" ~ Afropop Worldwide

"Toubab Krewe's take on African music is about as good as it gets without buying a plane ticket." ~ 7 Days Magazine (Burlington, Vermont)

http://www.nufunk.ca presents

in association with Small World Music, ComPosition Music & Communications & Batuki Music


http://www.toubabkrewe.com http://www.myspace.com/toubabkrewe

with High Plains Drifter & DJ medicineman

Sunday, September 28

@ Revival Bar

783 College St. / http:// www.revivalbar.com


Doors @ 8 pm, show at 9 pm, TK @ 10 pm

Tickets: $12 advance at Soundscapes, Rotate This, Slinky Music, Shanti Baba & Sonic Temple or online at http://www.smallworldmusic.com

$15 at the door

Special $10 advance list - email info@nufunk.ca

* Part of the 7th Annual Small World Music Festival, running Sept 18-30 at venues across Toronto

* For more information on Toronto's premier independent world-music celebration visit http://www.smallworldmusic.com






"Asheville, N.C., may not seem like a stronghold for African-rooted music, but Toubab Krewe has soaked up the patterns and rhythms of music from Mali, Zimbabwe, Congo, Brazil and the Caribbean and added a hint of Jerry Garcia’s legato guitar. One guitarist doubled on Malian instruments — kora and ngoni — and two drummers played interludes of planned unison rhythms like a Brazilian sambareggae percussion unit. Instead of free-form, jam-band leads, the guitarists expanded the songs with African-style patterns, circling and subtly shifting. The six-beat grooves sneaked up on listeners but then they took hold; midway through one song, two, then four, then dozens of dancers were suddenly bobbing to the music." ~ review of Bonnaroo Music Festival (Manchester, Tennessee) by Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Since forming in 2005, this magnetic instrumental quintet from North Carolina has been credited with bridging the gap between West African and American music unlike any group before them, quickly winning a diverse and devoted following at festivals such as Bonnaroo and Voodoo festivals; and venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Their live shows and self-titled debut album have won international acclaim from the New York Times, Global Rhythm, fRoots, NPR and more.

The members of Toubab Krewe 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. In 2007 the band played at the the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali, known as the most remote festival in the world. The band is finishing up its new album with Grammy winning producer Steven Heller.


About High Plains Drifter


Led by Toronto guitarist & promoter Jay Cleary alongside a rotating cast of artists, High Plains Drifter is a rootsy funk-rock and worldbeat ensemble whose dynamic live performances have captivated audiences at clubs and festivals across Canada. Like imagery evoked by the mysterious quality of a traveling vagabond, High Plains Drifter is a pan-Canadian collective of musicians traveling town to town bringing the energy of celebration to audiences everywhere. The band draws inspiration from artists as diverse as James Brown, Herbie Hancock and Jimmy Buffet; and has collaborated with Canadian musicians including members of The Jimmy Swift Band, Slowcoaster, Wassabi Collective, The Chameleon Project & Slammin' Jack.

About dj medicineman


DJ medicineman is the host of "No Man's Land" every Wednesday from 12-2 pm on CIUT 89.5 FM/www.ciut.fm. He is one of Canada's foremost global fusion tastemakers, regularly called upon by innovative labels such as Six Degrees Records to introduce cutting-edge electrolive grooves to discerning musical tastebuds. Medicineman is also renowned as Small World Music's resident ethnogrooveologist, keeping the room moving at a remarkably eclectic range of live concerts that showcase sounds from all over the world. Podcasts of his show are online at www.myspace.com/medicinemanradio


About NuFunk.ca

Led by Toronto promoter & musician Jay Cleary, NuFunk has earned a reputation as one of the city's most passionate and eclectic presenters of live music and DJ parties with over 400 events since being founded in 2005. The company also works regularly with industry leaders such as Live Nation and Emerge Entertainment in a promotional support capacity. NuFunk is honoured to partner with Small World Music and present this show as part of the 7th annual Small World Music Festival, an incredible series of 16 culturally-diverse events running from September 18 to 30 at venues all across the city. We are also grateful for the support of Batuki Music, recently started by Toronto's foremost African music and Afrofest artistic director Nadine McNulty with the goal of offering integrated services to help the city's incredible wealth of African talent share their music on a bigger stage.

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