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).
On 'Where the Galleon Sank '(2017), Kobo Town continues to explore 500 years of history through Drew Gonsalves' Trinidadian lens, armed with his trademark wit and gift for melody.
The making of "Galleon", recorded in Montreal, Toronto and Belize, was delayed when Gonsalves and Duran became involved in one of the biggest musical comeback stories of 2016. Along with Manu Chao, they co-wrote and produced one of their childhood musical heroes, Trinidadian legend Calypso Rose, whose new album has already gone gold in Europe.
As on Kobo Town's two previous outings, "Galleon" is filled with buoyant music that stimulates both body and mind; propulsive, infectious grooves are 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.
Drew Gonsalves constructs incisive social commentary with humour, panache and unforgettable rhythm/melody combinations. Exclaim!
Artist Weblink: www.kobotown.com
Home Base: Ontario
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