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Radio News (more headlines) 10-11-2006

Independence In Heavy Rotation At CIUT-FM In September

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(Toronto, Ontario)—October 5, 2006
Toronto-based calypso act Kobo Town's debut album Independence continues to garner heavy rotation at CIUT-FM in their hometown. It has been charting in their Top Ten for over a month. Independence will be released to North American retail and online outlets on November 14, 2006.

Kobo Town has thus far made the following radio appearances:
* Metro Morning (CBC 99.1)
* Big City, Small World (CBC 99.1)
* Liming in de African Diaspora (CKLN 88.1)
* Island Breeze (CIUT 89.5)
* Global Rhythms (CIUT 89.5)
* Caribbean Connection (CHIN 100.7)
* Smooth Jazzy Grooves (CHRY 105.5)

Drawing heavily upon the sounds of traditional calypso, roots reggae and dub poetry, the album is a collection of stories which offer a running commentary on a wide variety of social and political themes including domestic violence, homelessness, globalization, the war on Iraq, and the various frustrations and betrayals of the post-colonial era.

Named after an historic community in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where calypso was born, Kobo Town strives to recover the social conscience, satirical storytelling and strong acoustic/organic rhythms that characterized Trinidadian music in the past. But while the group's singer-songwriter Drew Gonsalves expresses a wish to "celebrate the musical and artistic traditions formed over the long years of our turbulent history", the tales that fill the album could be told anywhere.

Independence was co-produced by Lyndon Livingstone (David Rudder, Andre Tanker, Mighty Scrunter) and Drew Gonsalves at the Razorshop in Maraval, Trinidad. Independence will be available for download through CD Baby, iTunes, Music Discovery Network, Calabash Music and select online retailers. For more information or to hear advance tracks from the album, please visit, www.kobotown.com.

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