Over the last half century, Greater Cincinnati has been a place where grooves of all stripes and genres have been cultivated in various nooks and crannies. From Reggae, Salsa, Funk and Bluegrass to the Blues, Punk, EDM and Hip Hop, an assortment of beats and rhythms can be heard coming out of a variety of venues and apartment windows in the Queen City on a given day.
On Thursday night, Asheville, N.C.-based band Toubab Krewe will add to that mix when they bring their Rock-infused World music jams to Covington’s Madison Theater.
What sets Toubab Krewe apart from other World music-oriented acts based in the U.S. — some of which think that just because you play a djembe drum you are a World music artist — is that the members of the band have traveled extensively to Africa to learn at the hands of master musicians. Multiple trips to the Ivory Coast and Mali to take instruction from an impressive list of great artists have not only brought authenticity to the sound of Toubab Krewe, it has also made them a part of the fabric of those faraway lands.
TOUBAB KREWE performs Thursday at Covington’s Madison Theater. Tickets/more info: madisontheateronline.com.