Thursday, March 29, 2018
Begins at 7:30pm
The Arden Theatre | 5 St. Anne Street
CALYPSO | WORLD | FOLK
Calypso with a twist
Named for the Port-of-Spain, Trinidad neighbourhood where calypso was created, Kobo Town playfully reimagines the genre. Founder Drew Gonsalves was born in Trinidad and later moved to Canada. The band showcases buoyant brass rhythms and intricate guitar work woven with clever social commentary and poignant poetry. Kobo Town received a Juno Award nomination for their 2013 album Jumbie in the Jukebox. Where the Galleon Sank, released in 2017, has already garnered praise for its activist lyrics and expressive, energetic Caribbean vibe.
“ The music of Kobo Town is full of wit and wisdom. Calypso reinvigorated and reimagined.” —CKUA RADIO NETWORK