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The Bob Moog Foundation has the following announcement. Click the link to see the new video.
The Bob Moog Foundation announces the second in its “Voices” series with the Asheville, NC-based African fusion band Toubab Krewe. This installation in the series features members of the band and Michelle Moog-Koussa, the Foundation’s Executive Director, as they weave the story of Bob Moog’s connection to Toubab Krewe’s music and discuss the impact of the pioneer’s transcending legacy on present and future generations.
Originally launched exclusively on Consequence of Sound (consequenceofsound.net) on the eve of Moogfest—the Halloween weekend that celebrated Moog’s enduring legacy of innovation and creativity in sound—the video is now featured on the Foundation’s website and YouTube channel. In the video, the band’s guitarist, Drew Heller, comments about Moog technology, “It’s a palette, it’s like paint—the mixture of experimentation and the craft of moving forward, whatever that may be.”
The video catches the band at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC, where they recorded their new album, TK2, and offers a glimpse into their recording session, during which they integrated Moog instruments into their tracks. The video was produced by the late Margaret Lauzon of Studio South and was filmed and edited by a team of Asheville filmmakers headed by David Bragg of Flying Pig Studio. All services were donated to support the Foundation’s mission of educating and inspiring people through electronic music.
About 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, and overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant 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 in any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that you are face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.