Friday, October 17th at 7pm
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Black Violin is the world's first and quite likely only classical music and hip-hop fusion duo. The group features classically trained string instrumentalists Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester on violin and Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste on viola. By its very nature, everywhere the group has performed the decade-old duo has succeeded at defying preconceptions and erasing boundaries both musical and societal. The South Florida duo also integrates elements of bluegrass, rock, and R&B into its musical mix, which features sampling, turntabling, cello, percussion, and vocals. Black Violin's very existence challenges audiences to reconsider notions of "classical" and "hip-hop," and what it means to be a creative artist, as well as a human being.