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Wagatail Presents: Toubab Krewe w/ Clayton Joseph Scott and Omar Velasco

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Wagatail Presents: Toubab Krewe w/ Clayton Joseph Scott and Omar Velasco
Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:30 PM
The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
  • 21 & over
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  • Ticket Price: $12.00 - $15.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
$15 (cash sales only)

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  • Toubab Krewe

    Toubab Krewe

    (world/rock/west african)
    Blending American and West African influences into a sound all its own, Toubab Krewe has set "a new standard for fusions of rock 'n' roll and West African music" (Afropop Worldwide). Since forming in 2005, the magnetic instrumental quintet has won a diverse and devoted following at performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali, the most remote festival in the world. The band developed their unique sound over the course of numerous extended trips to Mali, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, where they immersed themselves in the local culture and studied and performed with luminaries. But the group has its roots in Asheville, NC, where many of its members were childhood friends and long-term musical collaborators. It was at home in the Appalachians, where the band recorded their sophomore album, Live at the Orange Peel. Produced by Grammy winning producer Steven Heller (who also produced the band's debut), the new album captures their outstanding 2007-2008 New Year's run. All of the songs are previously unreleased and continue to mix American rock with the West African musical traditions the band fell in love with on their travels. Along the way, they explore the worlds of surf and zydeco, fusing it all together into what the Village Voice describes as "a futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy" and Honest Tune hails as "one of the most innovative voices in music today." The new release features col- laborations with legendary spoken word artist Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets and fiddler Rayna Gellert of Uncle Earl.

  • Omar Velasco

    Omar Velasco

    In 2010, Velasco moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of music and has spent the subsequent four years collaborating with some of the city's best.  Among those is artist and producer Jonathan Wilson with whom Velasco has toured extensively and worked in studio with artists such as Conor Oberst, Roy Harper, and Father John Misty.  Co-produced with Wilson, Velasco's debut LP is to be released early 2015. 

Set Times:
  • 08:30 PM - Omar Velasco
  • 11:00 PM - Toubab Krewe

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