Voices will fill hall with a cappella music


PORTLAND — Philip Hamilton, an inventive composer and vocalist who travels with a group of other singers from around the world that he refers to as a “vocal tribe,” will perform Friday, April 16, courtesy of Portland Ovations.

Among the singers is Kenny “The Human Orchestra” Muhammad, whose human beat box talents have been showcased on “The Tonight Show,” in national Burger King commercials and on stage with the New York Philharmonic. Five other vocal artists are also slated to appear.

Hamilton and his a cappella group Voices will present a pan-global concert of original a cappella music that draws on vocal styles and influences from around the world.

Hamilton is known for his work with both jazz and world musicians such as Pat Metheny and Gilberto Gil.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine campus. Tickets are $36, $10 for students. They may be purchased through PortTix, the Merrill Auditorium box office; by calling 842-0800; or online at www.portlandovations.org.