Toubab Krewe Announces Fall Tour Ahead Of The Release Of Upcoming New Album

first_imgToubab Krewe holds a special place in the hearts of many, with their eclectic and unique merging of world music, jazz, and jam gaining them fans far and wide. Today, the dynamic instrumental quintet announced they will be returning to the road this fall with the announcement of an extended fall tour. Since late 2014, Toubab Krewe—composed of Drew Heller (guitar), Justin Perkins (kora/kamelngoni), Luke Quaranta (percussion), Terrence Houston (drums), and Justin Kimmel (bass)—has limited themselves to primarily festival appearances during their extended hiatus that ran from 2015 through 2016, making this tour a particularly exciting one for fans of the band.This upcoming fall tour is in promotion of the group’s fourth album, which is due out early next year. Before its release, Toubab Krewe will perform sixteen dates across mid-August through mid-November, including two Utopia Fest pre-parties in Texas, a stop at New Orleans’ Blue Nile (following their rare club performance during this year’s Jazzfest), and performance at the Brooklyn Bowl, to name a few. You can check out Toubab Krewe’s full plans for this fall below, or check out their website here for more information!last_img read more

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Andre “Padlock” Greene wins Courts cycle road race

first_imgBy Colin Bynoe JrANDRE “Padlock” Greene secured his second victory of the season on Sunday last, wheeling away dominantly with the spoils of the Courts 50-mile road race in Berbice.“Padlock” locked in a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 59 seconds.The race commenced at 13:30hrs in front of Courts Furniture Store at Main and St Ann Street, New Amsterdam with an estimated 30 starters.The riders had to endure a tough afternoon sun in their quest for victory. Greene, in familiar territory, bested a quality field of wheelsmen which included winner of the historic inaugural Bartica Cycling Challenge Road Race, Briton John, who had to settle for 6th.Junior sensation Ajai Gopilall followed up his previous day win with second place, Team Evolutions Paul DeNobrega registered a quality third place while Balram Narine and Christopher “Chicken Legs” Griffith completed the top six positions.Junior Niles (veteran), Mario Washington (Juveniles) and Sheneika Texeira (ladies) rounded off the top finishers in their respective categories.Greene has been showing more signs of maturity in his cycling this season, competing in most of the races thus far with eye- catching successes. He is currently placed fourth in the 2019 senior points classification.At the presentation, Courts, the furniture giants, doled out cash incentives for the top six overall finishers, first three veterans, three Juveniles and top female.last_img read more

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Ukrainian partisans celebrate nationalist past

first_imgKIEV, Ukraine – For the first time since World War II, Ukrainian partisans celebrated their nationalist army’s creation Sunday with the full approval of the Ukrainian government, despite efforts by angry socialists and communists to break up their gathering. The Ukrainian Insurgent Army, or UPA, battled both Soviet and Nazi forces during the war, and for several years after the war continued to carry out raids against the Soviets and to disrupt efforts to collectivize farms. Since the 1991 Soviet collapse, the former partisans have sought financial and moral recognition similar to what Red Army veterans have long enjoyed. “We needed our government to recognize us and nothing else,” said UPA veteran Stepan Babii, 83, who came to commemorate the anniversary of the army’s creation in 1942. The crowd of several thousand included uniformed veterans, their relatives and many young Ukrainians. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Hostility toward the partisans runs deep in Ukraine because they initially sought support from the Nazis, believing the Germans would grant Ukraine independence. The country was overrun by Nazis before the Soviets drove them out in 1944. An estimated 7 million Ukrainians died in the fighting, and 2.4 million people were sent to Nazi concentration camps. During Soviet times, schoolchildren were taught that members of the insurgent army were enemies of the people and that they committed atrocities alongside Nazi troops. Western-leaning Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko signed a decree Thursday on celebrating the 65th anniversary and ordered the government to improve medical care and other social benefits for the former partisans. The president – whose father was a Red Army soldier who spent four years in a Nazi camp – called for further study of the historical role played by the 100,000 partisans. Yushchenko has long been trying to win recognition for the partisans, but his efforts have met resistance from communists and Red Army veterans. The question of how to treat the nationalists in Ukrainian history – as freedom fighters or traitors – has polarized Ukraine. The west of the country supports them, while in the Russian-speaking east, support for the Soviet fighters is stronger. Members of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine tried Sunday to prevent the former partisans and their supporters from reaching the central square, and a few were detained while trying to push through police barriers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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