June 5 @ 7:30 pm
Drew Gonsalves pictures with his ensemble Kobo Band. Photo courtesy of Near North Music.
Saturday June 5
Livestream—Town Hall, Seattle
In 2004, émigré Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves founded the roots-rock calypso group Kobo Town. His music for the band 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!). Based in Toronto, the JUNO Award winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world. Now Gonsalves joins us for a poignant performance—at once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable, Gonsalves’ songs reveal deep roots in Caribbean folk music.
This event will be livestreamed from the Town Hall Forum, Seattle. To purchase tickets to access the stream, visit the Town Hall “Buy Tickets” link above.
This program will be available to purchase and watch/rewatch until 6/10.
Co-presented by Town Hall Seattle and Earshot Jazz.