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Second Night, Sunday Show Added for Family-Friendly Roots and World Music Festival in Cabot; Discounted Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now

Toubab Krewe, Oumou Sangaré, Barrington Levy, Midnite, Black Sheep and Earle “Chinna” Smith Featured

Oumou Sangaré

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The Sol Harvest Festivus for the Restivus will celebrate its seventh year July 17th, 18th and 19th as Northeastern Vermont’s “party of the summer.” For the first time, the groove-filled roots and world music festival will run for two nights and two days and will feature the danceable, joyful sounds of world touring acts Toubab Krewe, Oumou Sangaré, Barrington Levy, Midnite, Black Sheep and Earle “Chinna” Smith, as well as many of Vermont’s most enjoyable local talents.

The Festivus, dubbed “The Manifestivus” this year to honor its larger scale, is held on 93 acres of breathtaking land in Cabot, six hours north of New York City and three hours from Boston or Montreal. Set on a gently rolling hillside meadow surrounded by forest, the timber stage creates an unforgettable vibe which last year hosted 1500 dancing, smiling, loving faces under a moonlit sky. The Festivus is founded by Toubab Krewe bassist David Pransky, and takes place on his family’s longtime farm.

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Toubab Krewe, the North Carolina instrumental quintet acclaimed for their “distinctive, remarkable fusion” (Billboard) of West African music with American rock, have traveled to Africa many times to perform and study. Now, they are donating their remix of Youssou N’Dour‘s song “Wake Up” to ‘OPEN Remix’, a charity EP supporting the IntraHealth OPEN Initiative.

Senegal’s N’Dour, a Grammy Award-winning artist and internationally acclaimed humanitarian, has partnered with global non-profit IntraHealth International on the project, which will address critical health issues in Africa by putting the latest open source technologies directly in the hands of local health workers to help them communicate and collaborate. (more…)

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Toubab Krewe are what Vampire Weekend would have sounded like if their parents took away their BMWs, dosed their white wine spritzers and locked them in Fela’s basement.” (Earvolution)

After playing an inauguration party in DC, the Asheville, NC based Toubab Krewe continue the “Buncombe 2 Badala” tour and have added new dates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.

‘Live At The Orange Peel’ is now available from iTunes and Amazon. Fans who buy the album on iTunes will be treated to a free bonus track called “Sekou,” recorded live at the band’s most recent show at Asheville’s Orange Peel. CDs hit stores on March 10th.

Toubab Krewe earned praise on NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’ in a feature called “Rock With An African Twist.” Check out the feature here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98636158

“Buncombe 2 Badala” tour dates, more dates to be added:

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FLOYDFEST ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO INITIAL 2009 LINEUP

DONNA THE BUFFALO returns for another passionately requested encore, joined by multi-cultural ensemble PANJEA with Chris Berry & Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident), as well as the acoustic sounds of EMMITT-NERSHI BAND (with members of Leftover Salmon and String Cheese Incident) and PETE FRANCIS (of Dispatch) featuring BAREFOOT TRUTH (selected to perform at the Obama official pre-debate Rally on October 15th 2008).

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