Calypso Rose with Kobo Town On Tour

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September 11, 2014 — 
Calypso and soca’s living legend Calypso Rose and nu-calypso pioneers Kobo Town are excited to announce they will be touring select cities in the US & Canada together this month. Calypso Rose is a true people’s diva who has been giving rousing performances since the 1950s, while Kobo Town takes a fresh approach to the old school calypso of Trinidad and Tobago. Together, they create a lively Caribbean sound that is sure to please any audience. Their tour brings them to Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Albuquerque, Montreal and Toronto.

Calypso Rose was born the tiny island of Tobago in the West Indies, and began performing when she was just a young girl in the 1950s. She is now one of Caribbean music's most beloved singers, an icon across the region who proved calypso and soca was not just a man's world. With her joyful spirit and ribald sense of humor, Calypso Rose continues to light up stages, putting shame to performers over half her age.

Kobo Town has emerged in recent years as one of the most original artistic voices of the Caribbean diaspora and one of the grooviest touring bands anywhere. Founded and fronted by emigre Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, an engaging storyteller whose songs draw heavily from the lyrical inventiveness of early calypso, their music has been described as “a unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.” (Exclaim!). The fact that journalists attempting to categorize Kobo Town have compared them to everyone from The Specials, Talking Heads, Tom Waits, Harry Belafonte, and even Neil Young, is a clear indication that they are in a class of their own.

For this tour, Kobo Town and Calypso Rose will be performing together, each drawing on their own material to create an exciting presentation of the past, present and future of Trinidadian music.
 

CALYPSO ROSE WITH KOBO TOWN TOUR
 

S E P T E M B E R
 
6 Bowling Green, OH Black Swamp Arts Festival (Kobo Town only)
7 Bowling Green, OH Black Swamp Arts Festival (Kobo Town only)
12 Madison, WI Madison World Music Festival
13 Milwaukee, WI Global Union at Humboldt Park
14 Chicago, IL Chicago World Music Festival
17 Cedar Rapids, IA Landfall Festival
19 Albuquerque, NM Globalquerque!
21 Montreal, QC, CA Pop Montreal
27 Toronto, ON, CA Small World Music Festival
 

  

Buy The Album

 
Kobo Town's "Jumbie in the Jukebox"
 
Cumbancha Official Store. http://store.cumbancha.com/album/jumbie-in-the-jukebox
iTunes.https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jumbie-in-the-jukebox/id628313457?uo=4&at=10laYX
Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BBPEXQK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BBPEXQK&linkCode=as2&tag=cumbancha-20
 
Watch the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFDd8MFg25Y
 
Free track download: http://store.cumbancha.com/album/jumbie-in-the-jukebox-free-download
 
 
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