Saturday, July 23, 4:00 PM, Main Stage
It’s Been a Long Time Coming (Session): Friday, July 22, 6:55 PM, Island Stage
Island Trip II (Session): Saturday, July 23, 11:00 AM, Island Stage
Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” (The Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism”(Exclaim!). From their home in Toronto, the Juno-nominated group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia.