Phil Okwedy

Artist - Phil Okwedy

Phil is a featured New Voice at Beyond the Border 2020 sharing full length performances for the first time in the festival context.  He will be performing Wil and the Welsh Black Cattle, which is inspired by the figure of the drover who walks the old drove ways of Wales in the name of love and revenge. Six tales are seamlessly sown together as the action ranges across Wales, takes in London and flirts with America. Murderous siblings, cunning men, magical beasts and a gangster all figure, while a simple riddle resonates throughout.

You can also enjoy Phil’s outstanding performance with Mickey Price Dance of the Stickfighting Warriors, a little story about the big stories of life. Born in Cardiff of a Welsh mother and Nigerian father, Phil is a performance storyteller and myth maker who draws deeply on his dual heritage and multiple cultures. Mickey Price is a composer, instrumentalist and a maker of beautiful songs.

Supported by

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Beyond the Border Partners - Foyle Foundation
English (UK)