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It is said that this remote bay on the southeast coast of Trinidad was the first sight Columbus had of the island on his third voyage to the New World. If someone on the beach was looking out to sea on that afternoon, could they have known the fast-approaching, world-shattering future portended by the sight of those strange billowing triangles on the horizon?

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i dreamt a long and lonely bay
first to catch the light of day
as dawn comes rushing over waves
in Guayaguayare

first stop of those who, passing through,
declared the world they found was new
you almost might believe it to
in Guayaguayare

three sails went by, not long ago,
years of fire to unfold
the embers are still growing cold
at Guayaguayare

black as oil, yellow as gold
the sands spell dangers to the soul
thy are grey as death if truth be told
in Guayagauyare

row on row of green crowned trees
len out over tossing seas
as if pulled back by memories
in Guayaguayare

and when the dawn begins to break
its light refracted by the spray
send colours rolling over waves
across the silent bay
across the silent bay
across the silence broken by
the coming of the day

I dreamt a far forgotten bay
whose long and winding name remain
to tell us of a vanished age
Guayaguayare

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from Where The Galleon Sank, released February 10, 2017

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KOBO TOWN Toronto, Ontario

Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude. ... more

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