Elkin Robinson and his Caribbean band create their own sounds from the past

Americas Now

Colombia’s prolific culture is the result of its rich history. You can look to its various islands as an example. During the 16th century, a group of English puritans and their African slaves colonized the island of Old Providence.

Then came Dutch pirates and Spanish conquistadors. You can only imagine all those influences merging when it comes to music.

One artist started singing in churches at age six and by 10 he mastered the guitar. He is now taking his “creole vibration” to international crowds.

Meet our Urban Voice, Elkin Robinson.

Elkin Robinson made his international debut at a music festival in Germany. His music has taken him to Canada, Jamaica, the United States, and various countries in Latin America. He has also shared the stage with Colombia’s megastar – Carlos Vives.