If the divide between American and African music seems to almost disappear when you hear someone like Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré, consider Toubab Krewe, an Asheville, North Carolina, quintet that plays a convincing fusion of West African music and rock 'n' roll. If anything, the African elements, which band members learned from local masters during several sojourns in Mali, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, prevail in the Krewe's sound, in... More >>>