Orphy Robinson Plays Gil Scott-Heron Ft. Noel McKoy With Malik & The O.G’s Ft. Michelle John (UK Voice Finalist).
Malik Al Nasir (Protege of Gil Scott-Heron and The Last Poets and bandleader of Malik & The O.G’s) comes together with Orphy Robinson MBE (Winner, of the ‘Concert of the Year’, ‘Live Entertainment of the Year’ Jazz FM Awards, 2017, Gold Award 2020) to celebrate the legacy of the late, great Gil Scott-Heron on the 10th anniversary of his passing, with this special showcase performance of ‘The Revolution Will Be Live!’. Opening with a Gil inspired original set, Malik & The O.G’s profound and hard hitting spoken word, is delivered to the awesome beats of Gil’s very own drummer ‘Rod Youngs’ (Amnesia Express), with guest vocal accompaniment by ‘Voice UK’ finalistMichelle John. Vibraphonist Orphy Robinson, will conduct a string quartet, along with Malik’s band with guest vocalist Noel McKoy to create a unique rendition of some of Gil’s finest and most loved anthems. Recently inducted into the ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’ (Early Influence Award) in recognition of his seminal contribution to music and having already received a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Grammy Award, Gil Scott-Heron is set to live on through his incredible legacy. After 27 years under Gil’s mentorship, Malik Al Nasir emerges as a ‘new black poet’ following the urban griot tradition and his stunning new book ‘Letters to Gil’ will debut – right here – exclusively at Wilderness