Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” and, a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”
Aug 17 @ 8pm
Illumination Tower and Queen Victoria Park Stage
6345 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S8
From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-nominated group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia. At once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable, Gonsalves' songs betray deep roots in Caribbean folk music, while the band delivers them with an indomitable energy that has earned them a considerable following.
The most recent record “Where the Galleon Sank”, is filled with buoyant music that stimulates both body and mind; propulsive, infectious grooves are juxtaposed with incisive lyrics that expose human folly and our tendency to repeat our mistakes.
"This album represents the diversity in Trinidad’s cultural history, its musical make-up, and as any good calypso album should, comments pertinently on situations that affect the natives to the Islands." -RHYTHM PASSPORT
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