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Toubab Krewe Live In Philly/NYC/Boston!

Catch Toubab Krewe's instrumental blend of Malian music and Southern American styles live in Philly, Boston and NYC.


North Carolina's Toubab Krewe will be making their way up the East Coast in a short, three-city tour at with stops at hubs Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. The Krewe will bringing their instrumental blend of Malian music and Southern American styles — their set-up includes a kora (21-string harp-lute), kamelengoni (12-string harp-lute), soku (Malian horsehair fiddle), guitars, bass and African-influenced percussion — alongside a slew of special guests. For their two nights at Brooklyn Bowl, Toubab Krewe will be joined by Barika and Benyoro [5/9] & Ghost Owl [5/10]. See all details in the flyer above!

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The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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