Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” The band released their major label debut Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch) on Universal Music, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and No. 4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. The band is touring the United States and Europe, as well as composing the score for Fox’s new series, Pitch, which premiered this fall.
“We’ve taken this opportunity to spread a message that challenges the world’s view of what it means to rise about labels, be daring enough to follow their passion and most of all, be true to themselves,” says the duo.
Admission is free to the campus and public. No tickets are required, but seating will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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