From Trinidad via Toronto, Kobo Town
takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude. Produced by Ivan Duran
(Andy Palacio), Jumbie in the Jukebox
will be released on April 23
in North America and May 6
in Europe (May 27
in France) and elsewhere by Stonetree Records
“Kobo Town brings Neil Young’s angst and Jerry Dammers’s instincts to traditional calypso themes. A pithy combination of social commentary, dubwise soca, and calypsonian wit.” — The Village Voice
“Merging calypso, roots reggae, acoustic performance, dub studio techniques and Trinidadian/Jamaican cultures, Kobo Town is a unique, stylistic, trans-national composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism. Kobo Town resurrects, reinvigorates and redefines calypso for the new millennium.” — Exclaim!
Pre-order through iTunes now!
US Release Date: April 23rd, 2013
(May 6 in Europe, May 27 in France)
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