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Kimmel Center Presents

Black Violin

Oct 27, 2018
8:00 PM

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Jazz at the Kimmel Center

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“A stereotype is an often unclear and untrue belief” says one; “a standardized mental picture” echoes another. The opening and title track to Stereotypes, the major-label debut by Black Violin, serves as a mission statement for an ambitious and groundbreaking group. Wil Baptiste (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) are a string duo from Florida with equal footing in the worlds of classical music and hip-hop. Though they have been playing together since high school, with Stereotypes, they take a great leap forward, from admirable rarities to significant innovators. Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to SRO crowds.

“Black Violin upends  cultural  and  musical  unexpected  blend  of  classically  trained  musicianship  and  hip-hop  beats  and  inventiveness.”—The  Miami  Herald   

Run Time: 90 Minutes


Black Violin EPK (2015)
Black Violin - "A Flat" (Music Video) (2012)
Black Violin - "Stereotypes"



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