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Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been described as a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!) 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.
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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 far beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans.

On his latest release, Where the Galleon Sank(2017), Gonsalves continues to explore 500 years of history through his post-colonial, Trinidadian lens, armed with his trademark wit and gift for melody. Maverick producer Ivan Duran created a warm, percolating, richly-layered sound. As on Kobo Town’s two previous outings, Galleonis filled with buoyant music that stimulates both body and mind: propulsive, infectious grooves juxtaposed with incisive lyrics that expose human folly and our tendency to repeat our mistakes. Part poet, part correspondent, Gonsalves delivers compelling dispatches from events both real and imaginary.

 “an intoxicating blend of calypso wit, dancehall reggae, and trombone-heavy brass” – The Guardian 

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