Malian rhythms and surf-rock meet Appalachian folk sounds at the Tractor this Saturday

Toubab Krewe hails from Asheville, North Carolina, yet the group has traveled far (Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali) to truly find its sound. The quintet counts African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita among its many influences. The musicians admit they cannot easily be fit under one genre; the group’s been described