When: Fri., March 21, 7:30 p.m. 2014
Hailing from Toronto by way of Trinidad, Drew Gonsalves has a love for calypso that spans cultures and continents. The founder and front man of Kobo Town honors his musical heritage with a tribute to the syncopated rhythms of his youth. Incorporating diverse influences that range from big-band hits and jazz to funk and disco, the ensemble blends skilled instrumentation with polished production. Undeniably catchy, the resulting mashup informs the acclaimed Independence and the recently released Jumbie in the Jukebox. Rich with social commentary and an indie-rock sensibility, these nods to folkloric tunes of the past assure their place in the future.