Rock, Afrobeat fuse for C’dale Summer of Music show |

Rock, Afrobeat fuse for C’dale Summer of Music show

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CARBONDALE – A blend of Malian, West African and American “Dirty South” music will fill the air in Sopris Park Sunday.The Carbondale Summer of Music free concert series continues with African rhythm group Toubab Krewe, beginning at 6 p.m.”If you haven’t heard this young group, once you do you won’t forget them,” said Ro Mead, director of the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities.

Toubab Krewe’s energetic live shows and recently released self-titled album have earned the band praise from publications such as the New York Times, Global Rhythm and Afropop Worldwide.The band, which played Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music Festival in June, turned a love affair with West African music into a serious project. The band’s musicians have lived in Africa, immersing themselves in the local culture, learning from the masters and bringing their own American influences to the beautiful sounds of traditional African music.”First and foremost is the music – the music is bigger than we are,” the band said in a press statement. “We’re engaged in a culture that has so much history. Some of our songs are over 100 years old.”The band has spent years listening to music and performing together, and have a lot of fun on stage.

To hear samples of the band’s music online, see or For more information on the Carbondale Summer of Music free concert series, call CCAH at 963-1680. Too live KreweWho: Toubab Krewe

What: Carbondale’s free Summer of Music seriesWhen: 6 p.m. SundayWhere: Sopris Park, CarbondaleHow much: free

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