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Kobo Town - Jumbie In The Jukebox


Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. 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.
Kobo Town’s second album Jumbie in the Jukebox will be released in early 2013 by Stonetree and Cumbancha. The new album was produced Ivan Duran, whose masterful work on the now classic Wátina from Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective earned a 2007 WOMEX Award and was selected by Amazon.com as “The Greatest World Music Album of All Time.”
The result of the collaboration between Kobo Town and Ivan Duran is a striking recording that reflects their mutual commitment to revive the folkloric music of the West Indies by taking it in new creative directions.
Kobo Town will be touring North American and Europe starting in May presenting their phenomenal live show to audiences around the world. Visit. www.cumbancha.com or www.kobotown.com for bios, tour dates, photos and more.

Track Listing
1. Kaiso Newscast
2. Mr. Monday 
3. Postcard Poverty
4. Half of the Houses
5. The Call
6. Joe the Paranoiac
7. Diego Martin
8. Road to Fyzabad
9. The Trial of Henry Marshall
10. Waiting By the Sea
11. The War Between Is and Ought
12. Tick Tock Goes the Clock

Available to buy now!




Saturday, April 27, 2013
RITUAL NIGHTCLUB, OTTAWA
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
LULA LOUNGE, TORONTO


Review:
I received a digital copy to listen to and right away I was enjoying what I was hearing. With a fresh and new funky ska and reggae sound, I was boppin' right along in no time.
Only one song on the whole album didn't win my undying love, but I still liked it. I'm just not a ballad person, and song #7, Diego Martin, is what I consider a ballad. A ska ballad. See how it still is likable?? Yeah, me too.
My favorite song is the youtube video above as well, Half of the Houses. It has a great beat and I listen to it over and over. I also love #6, Joe the Paranoiac. What a fun tune! Well, they all are really.... each has a great beat, and feels like I haven't heard it before. That's hard nowadays with so much of everything out there.


5/5


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