Toubab Krewe

Toubab Krewe

Gato Loco, No Bowling Lanes Available until after 8:30pm, dj.henri from

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Toubab Krewe
Toubab Krewe
Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance - free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.
Gato Loco
Gato Loco
An intense Psycho-Mambo party band, bringing fire and brass, lascivious guitars and rousing percussion, into intimate sweaty clubs and festival stages alike. Gato Loco has been bringing their unique schizoid energy from New York City around the world for years, embracing an all-encompassing sound of irreverence, rebellion, and abandon that defies place or time.

It’s comprised of an all-star group of musicians, individually having played and/or recorded with Vampire Weekend, Zola Jesus, Lauren Hill, The Violent Femmes, Dillinger Escape Plan, Wheatus, Zakir Hussain, T.S. Monk, Brazilian Girls, Slavic Soul Party, Father John Misty, to name just a few. This will be their last NYC show before they head to Europe in July.

"Perfect for the dance floor" (WNYC)
"Exotic and simultaneously urban" (Le Monde, Paris)
"Brimming with enthusiasm, like the orgasmic lovemaking between James Brown and Tito Puente." (De Volkskrant, Amsterdam)
dj.henri from
dj.henri from
dj.henri opened for one of Toubab Krewe's earliest NYC appearances, at SOB's in 2013, and returns for tonight's show. He has opened for many musicians from Mali and Guinea, including Salif Keita, Vieux Farka Toure, Habib Koite, Tinariwen, and Rokia Traore. He has also opened for Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Antibalas, Aster Aweke, Tiken Jah Fakoly, and many other well-known African stars, spinning at venues including Symphony Space, (le) poisson rouge, SOB's, Joe's Pub, and Brooklyn Bowl. He often warms up the crowd at "Desert Blues" concerts for the prestigious World Music Institute. dj.henri’s radio station Radio Africa Online is the longest-running station playing African and Caribbean music online. His hugely popular Radio Africa Online Mixes are also featured in the iTunes Store and elsewhere, generating 70 Terabytes of traffic annually.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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