You aren’t going to want to miss this one! On Saturday April 1st, 2023, The Cove Inn is proud to host the “Warm Up Ukraine” fundraiser featuring live music by KOBO TOWN. The event is from 7-11pm. $90 + HST + Gratuity gets you in.
As of December, over 20% of the entire population of Ukraine had no electricity, with no restoration date in sight. People are struggling to survive without any means to heat their homes or cook their meals. Firewood is abundant there, so a Ukrainian and a Canadian agency have partnered to raise funds to manufacture woodstoves, which upon installation will allow people to stay living in their homes. Stoves are built in Ukraine, and are provided primarily to elderly people, or extended families with only one breadwinner.
So far 2000 stoves have been deployed, and the project has just been extended to raise funds for 1000 more.
To learn more, see: https://www.cufoundation.ca/
It costs $275 CDN to fund the manufacture and installation of a stove. To donate, click here: https://www.canadahelps.org/
And a little bit about your musical act for the evening KOBO Town:
“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-nominated 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.
Kobo Town continues to redefine calypso music and pushes the boundaries of the Caribbean sound with its fourth album, CARNIVAL OF THE GHOSTS.
Behind the running social commentary and satirical mood, this is a collection of songs about the human condition – about our quirks and foibles, our anxieties and hopes, and the haunting sense of impermanence that imbues our every moment with its urgency and priceless worth.”
Reservations required. Call 613.273.3636 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org today. Thank you for supporting live music events at The Cove!
Here is a video from last Summer when KOBO TOWN performed on our patio: