Kobo Town
Darin de Montbrun
  • country:Trinidad and Tobago
  • region:South America
  • style(s):Calypso
  • label:Stonetree Records
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Stonetree Records

Founded by Toronto-based Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighbourhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. Gonsalves is a true contemporary calypsonian, honouring the rich lyrical tradition and compelling rhythms of calypso's formative heyday the age of the Roaring Lion, Mighty Spoiler, Lord Invader, King Radio and Attila the Hun while tackling current concerns, inspired by roots reggae and dub poetry. Ruminations on domestic violence, the war on Iraq, the paradoxes of globalisation, the ongoing state of Caribbean dependency and other themes mingle with traditionally tall stories of a cast of colourful characters, served up with a dance-inducing mix of kaiso, reggae, dub, ska and more which has been livelying up crowds across Canada, the USA and Europe. Fun and forward