Music together

Kobo Town

World, Other

Drew Gonsalves

May 08, 2020

Originally from Trinidad, Drew Gonsalves is a singer-songwriter and founder of the Juno-Award winning calypso group Kobo Town. His music has been described “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!) With Kobo Town, he has performed at concert halls and festivals across the world. Gonsalves also co-wrote and co-produced the platinum-selling album Far From Home for Caribbean legend Calypso Rose, with whom he continues to write and arrange, and recently, one of his songs was covered by Carlos Santana as the first single on his latest release Africa Speaks. Gonsalves was recently dubbed "Calypso's Crown Prince" by Songlines Magazine for his role in helping revive interest in calypso worldwide.