One of our favorite bands, Toubab Krewe http://www.toubabkrewe.com is donating between fifty cents and one dollar on every ticket sold to Instruments 4 Africa, 501c-3. These donations will specifically go to build a music school in the Bamako, Mali area. The school will be headed by their teacher, Lamine Soumano.
Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse, creates a sonic Pangaea that swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. Toubab Krewe’s music carries echoes of African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita, picked up during the group’s many visits to the Mother Continent to study and live in Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali. We can’t wait to see you in Mali again!
Big thanks to the members of Toubab Krewe for supporting the arts in Mali and the education of young Malian people!
Instruments4africa (I4A) is a not-for-profit (501c-3) organization formed to empower underprivileged and at-risk youth through educational opportunities. We work to preserve traditional music and the arts in Africa. Our goal is to facilitate creative cooperation between Africa and the world. We are a volunteer-managed, grassroots organization. Our center of operations is in Mali, West Africa.