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Kobo Town to bring calypso magic to The Montreal Jazz Festival

Toronto based roots-calypso act Kobo Town has been invited to play the 28th edition of the prestigious Festival International de Jazz de Montreal on Canada Day, July 1, 2007. The full band will be performing on the outdoor Samsung Stage (President-Kennedy Avenue) at 8:00 and 10:00 PM as part of "Les Rendez-vous Samsung."

"These polished professionals bring an album to the table that not only possesses superior lyrics but infectious calypso/reggae beats that will have you shaking your shins and jumping up for an impromptu dance no matter where your cubicle may be located" - Silverfish Magazine

Since the November release of their much-acclaimed debut album 'Independence', Kobo Town has been performing at venues and festivals throughout Canada, most recently and they are currently preparing for a busy summer of touring throughout Canada and the United States. They were recently joined by the Mexican-Canadian collaboration The People Project for a nationwide broadcast on CBC Radio One's worldly, genre-bending program "Fuse."

Founded by singer-songwriter, Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is a six- piece outfit which explores the rich musical heritage of Trinidad and the Anglo-Caribbean. In their music, bottle and spoon rhythms, syncopated flute melodies, strumming cuatros, and heavy reggae bass lines engage and underscore the tradition of satirical storytelling that lies at the center of Trinidad's foremost lyrical art.

Kobo Town is a member of the MusicDish Network, a complete artist development program, leveraging brand development, saturated and relationship marketing, digital distribution and industry outreach to support emerging artists' and bands' careers.

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