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Toubab Krewe

Mar 24 / Friday

7:30 pm

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Internationally acclaimed Toubab Krewe brings genre-bending world music to Vashon on March 24th

Vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental Toubab Krewe 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. Scroll below the ticket section to learn more.

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Please join us! We invite you to find the payment below that feels right. Tickets at the “Patron” & “Champion” level make it possible for everyone to participate, regardless of their ability to pay! Youth attend for free. Unless sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door for $30.

$15 Join Us
$25 General ($30 at the door)
$45 Patron
$75 Champion
Ages 17-and-under Free Admission

*Online* ticket sales close at 10am the day of the event. Tickets will still be available at the door before the event, even if the ticket section below says “sold out.”

As of December 6, 2022, masks are recommended for indoor events and performances at Open Space for Arts & Community. Open Space continues to monitor King County COVID-19 community levels and will make adjustments to our protocols based on this information as needed. We will proactively communicate any change in health protocols with advance notice.

If someone in your party will require special assistance or accommodations, please let us know beforehand so that we may provide the best possible experience for all our guests.

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, Congas, Dundun, Sangban, Kinkini) have wrought on STYLO reflects the many miles and musical journeys that have transpired since their last studio album, TK2.

This is a band that actively draws inspiration from whatever source floats into their purview, something they’ve exhibited in their decade and a half of heavy gigging, including regular appearances at major U.S. festivals like Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Rothbury and Wakarusa, and abroad at such legendary gatherings as the Festival In The Desert in Essakane, Mali. Whether on their own or collaborating with luminaries like the Last Poets’ Umar Bin Hassan or Uncle Earl’s Rayna Gellert, Toubab Krewe has already earned the attention and respect of a broad musical community.

Toubab carries echoes of African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita, no doubt picked up during the group’s travels to study and live in Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali.  But what truly differentiates Toubab Krewe from other Statesiders inspired by African music is how they innovate on what they’ve learned instead of simply recreating tradition. Toubab Krewe carves out a new trail honoring the African originators they admire by making something alive and contemporary.

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