Rock My World Canada, chapter 187: Kobo Town

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Kobo Town is a Caribbean music group, led by Trinidadian Canadian singer and songwriter Drew Gonsalves. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the band blends calypso music with a diverse mix of Caribbean and other musical influences, including ska, reggae, dub, rapso, zouk and hip hop. Other band members include percussionist Derek Thorne, guitarist Cesco Emmanuel, drummer Robert Milicevic, saxophone and flute player Linsey Wellman, bassist Roger Williams and trumpeter Jan Morgan. The band’s second album Jumbie in the Jukebox, released in 2013, was recorded predominantly in Belize. The album was named a longlisted nominee for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize on June 13, 2013.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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