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festivus for the (jam-baddest) restivus

July 18, 2009

Presenting the opening night grande finale for Festivus for the Restivus: Toubab Krewe. Steeped in the jam band tradition of the Grateful Dead and Phish, trained in Mali, and based in Asheville, North Carolina, these folks are a tight band combining traditional West African instruments and the groove of Western pop aesthetics. Their set began around 1:40am. It was so much fun I didn”t even realize the time until quite a bit later when it was time to leave for the night.

Before I forget to mention it, you’ve probably noticed by now in the pictures here that the Festivus stage was very striking. It really was. Nice job, folks, for all of the attention to creating a complete experience with the visual and audio. The great stage decoration and lighting were as memorable as the music.

Festivus wraps up tomorrow with Earl “Chinna” Smith  and Friends (11-Noon) and (Noon-1:30) the Jazz Criminals.



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