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Kobo Town (Calypso/Reggae)

  • Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant

    17 Holland Street, Somerville, MA (map)

    42.397213 -71.122986

  • Founded by emigre Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, 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.

    It wasn’t until he relocated to Canada that the prism of nostalgia and a deepening interest in his country’s history led him to explore the rich traditions of calypso music, mostly by digging through bins of old records in second-hand stores.


    With that in mind, Gonsalves formed Kobo Town (the name references the neighborhood where calypso is said to have been born) who released an acclaimed debut album in 2007. Their 2013 release, Jumbie in the Jukebox, refers to the jumbie, a spirit in Trinidadian folklore.

    Tickets are $10 and can be bought here:
    http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3591254&pl=jds

    For guaranteed table seating, though there is a $15 food minimum

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  • Jeff S.

    Hi Kenny. Sorry, but I've got to bow out because I have too many events on my plate. Something's Gotta Give.

    July 10, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      No problem Jeff, hope to see you next time

      July 13, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Hi Kenny. Nice pick. This band is terrific.

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Thanks, I have not heard them, just glad to see a Caribbean band!

      June 18, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      I listened to several of the band's songs on YouTube, and I loved everyone of them. They're Irie Man, and I love that swaying Reggae beat.

      June 18, 2013

  • Theresa H

    Maybe. Thanks.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    strong maybe, I have a class on Tuesday nights that ends at 830

    June 17, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Hi Kenny. Nice pick. This band is terrific.

    June 17, 2013

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