Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2022: With a mission of preservation, reverence and joyful fusion, Toubab Krewe set as one of closing day headliners

Ever so slowly but certainly, the realization is growing among musicians of all stripes and colors how unhelpful and unsatisfying the genre label of world or global music. Immediately, one recognizes how the name of Toubab Krewe supersedes the problem described above. It suggests a name that is elucidating about its musical mission and the … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2022: Lyrics Born, veteran Bay Area rapper, set as headliner for opening night on Amphitheater Stage

Decades from now, when music and culture historians revisit the pandemic to chronicle the impact of the global ground-stop on live performances and how artists managed such an unprecedented set of circumstances, Lyrics Born’s (LB) podcast Mobile Homies will be a valuable primary source about how hip hop and rap artists responded with new music … Read more