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Kobo Town

As part of OTSFM's Global Dance Party

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:30pm

| $12
Old Town School of Folk Music – The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall | 4545 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago
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Dance to the irresistible Caribbean grooves of modern calypso masters Kobo Town! FREE Calypso dance lesson with Mark Vaughn included!

Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude.

“The music of the Toronto band can drift between classic Caribbean pop styles and even verge on hip-hop, but the singer’s perspective remains sharply focused, wry and witty. Jumbie in the Jukebox is a seductive invitation to musical time travel – and one that’s hard to resist.” – NPR’s All Things Considered

“Kobo Town brings Neil Young’s angst and Jerry Dammers’s instincts to traditional calypso themes. His upcoming Cumbancha release is a pithy combination of social commentary, dubwise soca, and calypsonian wit.” – The Village Voice

Learn to dance to calypso with instructor Mark Vaughn! Dance lesson starts at 8:30pm.


Global Dance Party

The Global Dance Party is a new Friday night series offering an exciting opportunity to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each evening will feature a dance class followed by two hours of music from live bands or DJs in our brand new Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall.