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Kobo Town
Kobo TownFounded and fronted by emigre Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, whose songs draw heavily from the lyrical inventiveness of early calypso, Kobo Town’s music has been described as a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!)
From their home base in Toronto, the group has brought this distinct calypso and dub inspired sound to festivals, clubs and theatres across North America, Europe and the Caribbean, and their live act has thrilled audiences from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Vancouver to Havana. While Gonsalves' songs betray a deep interest in Caribbean folk music, the band delivers them with an energy, intensity and attitude more akin to punk or indie rock, earning them a considerable audience beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans.

Frank Hoorn
Kobo Town
|Toronto, ON

PHONE: 416-809-7929