Based in Paris's Arab and African enclave of Barbes, near Sacré Cer, Toubab All Stars purvey a thrilling mix of ska, dancehall, and soukous styles from Jamaica and sub-Saharan Africa.
"The Berber Ska is never hotter than on 'Ali Bo Mayé': this tribute to the Rumble in the Jungle translates Mohammed Ali's braggadocio into French and sets it in a Prince Buster shuffle. Elsewhere bicycle bells blend with Klezmer reeds, Johnny Cash, and hats tipped to all points from Bamako to Kingston. Five stars."The Financial Times