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Elkin Robinson is a singer-­‐musician, composer, producer and sound engineer, born on the Colombian island Providence, in the Wider Caribbean. Afro-­‐Caribbean rhythms, such as calypso, mento, reggae and zouk, are his main source of inspiration. In 2014, after founding and forming part as lead vocalist of the band Zouké Root in Barcelona for seven years, Elkin releases his first soloist album in his county; “Come ’round”. This album was produced by Richard Blair, Diego Gómez from Llorona Records and musicians from the archipelago, during the artistic residence Old Providence Sound Setters. Come ’round, an Ep of five songs, refreshes the traditional musical genres of Providence Island and the Caribbean, such as calypso and mento (predecesor of ska and reggae), while using organic instruments like the acoustic guitar, the horse jaw-­‐bone and the tub (which produces a muted bass sound). Robinson transmits positive messages which are sang in creole; the native language of the island, which is a mix of English, African and Dutch. The album was greeted with an enthusiastic reception amongst the public and the media, and received several acknowledgements and nominations. It was awarded for the nomination in the category DIH LANG PLIEH (Album of the year) at the Enai Awards 2014 which took place in the Archipelago of San Andres Islands, and was also nominated for the Shock Awards 2014 (Colombia’s national music awards), in the categories “Best New Artist” and “Best Shock Presents”. Elkin Robinson has taken his music and the creole vibration to different events like the 20th anniversary of the festival Rock al Parque (Bogotá), the festival Feria de las Flores (Medellin); La Noche del Rio (Carnal in Barranquilla); the Mercado del Caribe, in Cartagena; the theatre Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo; and at the event “Semana Raizal” in the theatre Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, in Bogotá, among others. At the moment Elkin is recording his second album, which shall be released this year 2015. !
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MEMBERS
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Elkin Robinson: lead voice and guitar. Senen Rivera: Horse Jawbone. Toribio Mclean: Tub. Jorge Hyman “Kepe”: Chorus and shakers. Carlos Robinson “Shala”: Chorus. !
LIVE PRESENTATIONS
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2012 -­‐ Showcase Mercado Insular de Expresiones Culturales MINEC (San Andrés, Colombia) 2013 -­‐ Showcase Mercado Insular de Expresiones Culturales MINEC (San Andrés, Colombia) 2013 -­‐ Sunset Fest (Providencia Isla, Colombia) 2014 -­‐ Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo (Bogotá, Colombia) 2014 -­‐ Selection of artists of the archipelago in Rock al Parque (Bogotá, Colombia) 2014 -­‐ Feria de las Flores (Medellín, Colombia) 2014 -­‐ Cine Tonalá – Release of the EP Come 'round (Bogotá, Colombia) 2014 -­‐ Teatro Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (Bogotá, Colombia) 2014 – Festival Bill & Mary 2014 -­‐ Showcase Mercado Cultural del Caribe MCC (Cartagena, Colombia) 2015 -­‐ Noche de Rio, Parque Cultural del Caribe (Barranquilla, Colombia) 2015 -­‐ Teatro Colón, Franja Raíz ( Bogotá, Colombia) 2015 -­‐ Primavera Fest (Medellín, Colombia) 2015 Colombia al Parque (Bogotá, Colombia) 2015 -­‐ Toronto and Calgary (Canada) !
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discography
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Produced by: Richard Blair, Diego Gómez and Elkin Robinson Recorded by: Diego Gómez, Richard Blair at the Centre of cultural contents productions at the Midnight Dream Theatre in Providence Island during the residence Old Providence Sound Setters Mixed by: Diego Gómez and Richard Blair Masterized by: Felipe López from Onda Selecta Year: 2014 !
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press
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“but the result of the sound from the mixing of ingredients in Robinson's work makes it very universal and attractive for the 'world music' market” !
Carlos Solano, Newspaper El Tiempo (http://www.eltiempo.com/entretenimiento/musica-­‐y-­‐libros/elkin-­‐robinson-­‐en-­‐bogota/14413017 ) !
“It's impossible to see Elkin sing and just pass by. Just to hear him sing is already fortifying, but to see him while he does it allows one to understand, even if only mildly, the close and magical relationship he has engaged with music. When he starts to play his guitar and prepares to sing the expresion of his face changes, his whole body gives in to the song.” !
Nadia Orozco, Revista Shock (http://www.shock.co/cultura/articulos/de-­‐providencia-­‐para-­‐el-­‐mundo-­‐comeround-­‐de-­‐elkin-­‐
robinson-­‐57788 ) “I met Elkin on a monday, monday and tuesday we spent composing on the beach. 'Raise the day', after 'Come 'round', and like this the songs started to come out. In thirty years I have only seen about three or four people play with such ease and delicacy”. !
Richard Blair in a interview for Revista Shock (http://www.shock.co/cultura/articulos/el-­‐
futuro-­‐es-­‐volver-­‐lo-­‐mas-­‐arcaico-­‐richard-­‐blair-­‐64050) !
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acknowledgements:
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★ Nomination in the categories 'Mejor Nuevo artista' (Best New Artist) and 'Artista Shock presenta' (Best Shock Presents) . 'Premios SHOCK de la música' (SHOCK Music Awards). !
★ Winner in the category 'Mejor disco del año' (Best Album of the year) at the ENAI awards, Our Identity. !
★ The album Come 'round was between the 50 best albums from 2014 by the Revista Shock magazine. (http://www.shock.co/articulos/los-­‐50-­‐discos-­‐mas-­‐elegantes-­‐del-­‐2014-­‐segun-­‐
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★ The album Come 'round was between the best Ep's from 2014 by Zachary Jones. (http://zachary-­‐
jones.com/zambombazo/los-­‐mejores-­‐eps-­‐de-­‐2014-­‐lista-­‐mundial/ ) !
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Web page: www.elkinrobinson.com Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/elkinrobinson Youtube: www.youtube.com/elkinrobinson Facebook: www.facebook.com/elkinrobinsonmusic Photos to download: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ contact
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Management Llorona Records [email protected] Celular: (+51) 3138415214 !
Colombia Maria Clara Espinel [email protected] Celular: (+51) 3153171613 !
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Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, Paraguay Maria Carrascal -­‐ Agitando Cultura [email protected] Celular: 5491150189914 www.musicasustentable.com