Event Archive - Ska Festival Workshop Series: Kaiso Newscast - Music as Parody and Information: Drew Gonsalvez (of Kobo Town)
Kaiso Newscast: Music as Parody and Information
3 pm Saturday July 5th @ Long and McQuade Education Centre (2822 Nanaimo St)
Kobo Town is one of Canada's premiere Calypso bands. Front man Drew Gonsalvez will be presenting this workshop that promises to be both educational and funny. The workshop will explore the history of Calypso with a focus on the development and use of humour, innuendo, double-entendre and satire to slip messages past censors. Gonsalvez has a unique cultural background as he lived in Trinidad until he was a teen and then moved to Canada. Shortly after he moved to Canada he was inspired to become more in touch with his roots. His desire led him to complete a degree in the history of calypso and ultimately create the band known as Kobo Town. His combination of life experiences, education and eccentricity will make this a workshop not to be missed.
Drew Gonsalvez (of Kobo Town)