by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named
after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was
born. Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In
the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic
instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social
commentary and indie rock attitude.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND OTHER NOTES.. "Merging calypso, roots reggae, acoustic performance, dub studio techniques and Trinidadian/Jamaican cultures, Kobo Town is a unique, stylistic, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism." Brent Hagerman, Exclaim!
"Taking cues from Jamaican mento, reggae, and calypso, Independence is packed with traditional instrumentation and a joyous vibe." Matt Schreiner, Global Rhythm
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