Words by Jesse Serwer—
Kobo Town’s Jumbie in the Jukebox is easily one of our favorite albums of the year so far. With its mixture of vintage calypso and indie rock sensibilities, it’s Diaspora music at its finest, presenting a classic Caribbean style in a new light—not unlike Harry Belafonte 50 years ago. The group (vocalist Drew Gonsalves and assorted crew) are currently on tour in support of the album (which was recorded between Montreal, Trinidad, Belize and Toronto) and, this Wednesday night, they’ll make their New York City debut at SOBs. (In DC or Philly? They’re at the Kennedy Center and World Cafe Live, respectively, tonight and tomorrow. See the full tour dates here.)
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.
To win, all you’ve got to do is be a fan of LargeUp’s Facebook page, go to the page and share the link to this post on your wall. The winner will be contacted via Facebook message on Wednesday.