Orphy Robinson gets Gibraltar rocking beyond Borders


British vibes virtuoso Orphy Robinson is artist-in-residence at the year's Gibraltar World Music Festival, which runs 19-21 June, and will be using the opportunity to lead a large all-star 17-piece ensemble, which will form The Voicestra Polyphonic Collective. Exploring the festival's theme of 'Borders', Robinson has assembled a high-calibre lineup of international vocalists including Carleen Anderson, Christine Tobin, Mae Mckenna, Llio Millward, Cleveland Watkiss and Randolph Matthews. The band is equally impressive and includes Tony Remy, Phil Robson, Rowland Sutherland, Omar Puente, Philip Achille, Shanti Paul Jayasinha, Tiago Ciombra and Cosimo Keita. Alongside the concert will be music workshops, film screenings and a TED style talk led by Jazzwise/ Evening Standard writer Jane Cornwell.

Mike Flynn

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