Date: January 26th, 2018
Venue: Koerner Hall
Together on January 26th, calypso and soca living legend, Calypso Rose, and nu-calypso pioneers, Kobo Town, will create a lively Caribbean party at Koerner Hall!
Making their Royal Conservatory debuts, Calypso Rose and Kobo Town are part of The Royal Conservatory’s Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage concert series. Calypso Rose is a true people’s diva who has been giving rousing performances since the 1950s; while Toronto’s Kobo Town takes a fresh approach to the old school calypso of Trinidad and Tobago.
Calypso Rose has composed almost 800 songs starting at age 13, spending 17 years singing on cruise ships before playing on the legendary stages of the Apollo and Madison Square Garden with two of the greatest calypsonians, Lord Kitchener and Mighty Sparrow. She is an artist who has received more honours than most in her country and who is celebrated by the Trinidadian community throughout the world.
Juno Award nominted, Kobo Town has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia. At once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable, founder and frontman émigré Trinidadian songwriter, Drew Gonsalves’ songs betray deep roots in Caribbean folk music. As the band delivers each song with an indomitable energy, they have earned a considerable following far beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans.
Calypso Rose & Kobo Town, January 26th at Koerner Hall – for tickets and info visit: rcmusic.com/performance