Crispin Robinson

Crispin Robinson

Crispin Robinson is musician, storyteller, lecturer and workshop facilitator. In the field of music he has worked across the board in pop, jazz, salsa and world music environments, writing and performing with artists as diverse as Brian Eno, Courtney Pine, Paul Weller and numerous others, as well has being a core member of the 90’s pop group Galliano, recording 5 albums and touring extensively worldwide. Additionally, he is a highly accomplished specialist in Afrocuban folkloric drumming, and has presented Sony Award-nominated music radio programmes for the BBC World Service.

Holding a masters’ degree in ethnomusicology, he lectures on African and Caribbean music at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

As a storyteller he specialises in traditional folktales from Africa and the Caribbean and has performed at the Barbican, Globe and Royal National Theatres, as well as international festivals and nationally in UK schools.

He has a lifelong interest in transformational education and trained in personal development with the Concord Institute of Integral Studies.

In his work with Trade Secrets he pulls all these strands together to approach development and consultancy work from an interdisciplinary perspective - fusing his experiences as a performer and educator with the distinctions and insights he has worked through in personal development work (both as participant and facilitator).

He is especially keen in assisting individuals find their potential within a group dynamic, using the metaphors of music and story to help people become more effective personally, and in facilitating cultural shifts within organisations that empower and enhance communication.

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