Free virtual showing of Black Violin! Event is open to all HU community and can be viewed anytime from February 1 to March 1, 2021. Take some time out of your busy day and enjoy some music!
Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin enters the student virtual space with an all new, high energy, performance that takes their unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, jazz and pop to new heights. Embedded in the performance is a message for students and educators about challenging stereotypes and status quo conventions, and that pathways to success require commitment, practice and unwavering dedication. During a pre-recorded question and answer session, Black Violin discusses their personal history, their journey to the stage, and their plans to continue their mission with their non-profit organizations.
Wil and Kev place heavy emphasis on educational outreach, and have perform for more than 100,000 students each year. Through their student engagement and public performances, Black Violin challenge the stereotypes and preconceived notion of what a “classical musician” looks and sounds like. “The stereotypes are always there, embedded so deep in our culture,” says Wil. “Just by nature of our existence we challenge those ideas. It’s a unique thing that brings people together who aren’t usually in the same room, and in the current climate, it’s good to bring people together.”
Black Violin virtual performance and Q & A will be available any time during the month of February, 2021.
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