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World-Caribbean Dance Party!: Kobo Town, Compassion Gorilla

Sun. April 14th 2019 Victoria Event Centre $20-$25

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World-Caribbean Dance Party!: Kobo Town, Compassion Gorilla

Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town...
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Sun. April 14th 2019 Victoria Event Centre (All Ages)
8:30pm - 11:55pm  Doors at: 8:00pm $20 Advance / $25 Door

Artists

Kobo Town
from Toronto Ontario
Available for Shows/Gigs
Compassion Gorilla
Worldbeat from Victoria BC
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Presented by:

Caravan World Rhythms Society
Caravan World Rhythms, founded in 2000, is a non-profit char...
#557-1917 West 4th Ave. Vancouver BC
Open / Operational

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Physical tickets at: Munro's Books, Ivy's Bookshop

Event Description

Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!) From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-winning group 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, Gonsalves’ songs betray deep roots in Caribbean folk music, while the band delivers them with an indomitable energy that has earned them a considerable following far beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans.
Warming up the evening is Victoria’s own COMPASSION GORILLA.
Compassion Gorilla has a relentless drive to translate earthy and folkloric sounds into an explosive performance fit for the modern dancefloor. Infused with elements of Latin, Balkan, and North American folk music, their unique brew has been the life of wild dance parties for almost a decade, and while its music defies categorization the band keeps audiences feeling comfortably at home.
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.compassiongorilla.com/epk.html
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Caravan World Rhythms is a BC non-profit presenter of world music and dance events, featuring artists from diverse cultural backgrounds from across Canada and around the globe. We would like to thank our funders, including Creative BC, the Canada Council, and Canadian Heritage.

Venue

Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
Multi-Purpose / Hall
Capacity250
Open / Operational

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World-Caribbean Dance Party!: Kobo Town, Compassion Gorilla @ Victoria Event Centre Apr 14 2019 - Jun 27th @ Victoria Event Centre

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