(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winner! 2018 Juno Award for World Music Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music
Winner! 2018 Juno Award for World Music
Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!) From their home in Toronto, the 2018 JUNO Award-winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia.
On his new 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. 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.
Cash bar | CD’s available for purchase
To purchase tickets, call 905 713-1818, or visit the Centre at 22 Church Street, Aurora
Tickets are final sale – no refund or exchanges available