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Kobo Town

Named after the storied district in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where calypso was born, JUNO-winning Kobo Town has been 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!)  Their latest recording is a collection of songs about the human condition – about our quirks and foibles, our anxieties and hopes. Since their founding in 2005, this utterly entrancing Trinidad/Canadian connection continues to speak out and to redefine calypso music -pushing the boundaries of the Caribbean sound.

ON / Trinidad

Sat July 28: Fraser Stage 2:00pm (collaborative workshop)

Sat July 28: Mainstage 10:00pm (in concert)

Sun July 28: Ursa Minor Stage 4:10pm (in concert)