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TOUBAB KREWE with JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA
May 29 @ 8:00 pm

‘a futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy.’
– Village Voice

‘a new standard for fusions of rock n’ roll and West African music.’
– Afropop Worldwide

‘Their music avoids cliché with authentic extrapolations of traditional Manding beats, percussion, and jam-band flare.’   
– The New Yorker

 ‘…expertly meshed surf guitar with Malian rhythmic patterns, a Dick Dale moves-to-Timbuktu experiment in Afro-California fusion.’ 
– Boston Herald

‘Toubab Krewe has such a visceral, ear-yanking quality that in the band’s capable hands you just might find your definitions of what is/is not rock n’ roll and worldbeat being completely rewritten. This is the sound of liberation.’
– Blurt

‘one of the most innovative voices in music today.’  
– Honest Tune

 

www.toubabkrewe.com

 


JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA

  
JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA
  

Start Time: 8:00

Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique. Scales’ mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium of instrumental music. Although Scales’ writing produces songs that are ultimately accessible and danceable, the compositions can be remarkably complex and difficult to perform. As a result, the power trio whimsically named Jonathan Scales Fourchestra has always had a fluid lineup top-notch musicians, and even included an “all-star” version with bassist MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Snoop Dogg) and percussionist Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty, Nth Power), as well as a number of other talented marquee value players. Throughout these changes, Scales has demonstrated remarkable perseverance and persistence, a topic that he presented in a TED Talk, while continuing to write and develop his craft and touring the North American and European club and festival circuit—as well as dates in Japan, Central America and The Caribbean. Scales also represented the United States through the Department of State as a musical ambassador in a four week concert tour of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia in early 2017, an honor for which he was chosen from among three hundred finalists. Read Less

 

www.jonscales.com