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Black Violin in Concert

 

Co-presented with MCLA's Student Activities Council, Student Government Association, ALANA Club Council, and the Multicultural Resource Center

Saturday, September 25, 2010; 3PM
MCLA Quad

Rain site: MCLA Venable Gymnasium

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Click here to watch the slide show of Black Violin's performance

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Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Florida comprising two classically-trained string instrumentalists. Kev Marcus plays the violin and Wil B. plays the viola.

The group name "Black Violin" is derived from the influence of a famous jazz violinist, Stuff Smith; six months before Smith's death, he recorded a solo album entitled Black Violin. The duo decided to name their group after the music of the most inspiring violinist they had ever heard.



Both members attended Dillard High School of Performing Arts. After high school Kev Marcus attended Florida International University and Wil B enrolled at Florida State University. At FIU, Kev met their manager Sam G and the three of them co-founded the production company DKNEX which stands for Di-Versatile Music.



Black Violin clinched the Showtime at the Apollo 2005 Legend title. Black Violin's notoriety has risen with their performance accompanying Alicia Keys at the 2004 Billboard Awards, and by performing on the same bill with some of the industry's biggest artists. The duo also are avid producers and writers. Most recently, they made a star appearance on "Angelina Ballerina" on the PBS channel. More info

Offical web site: blackviolin.net

Black Violin is an American from Florida comprising two . Kev Marcus plays the violin and Wil B. plays the viola.The group name is derived from the influence of a famous jazz violinist, ; six months before Smith's death, he recorded a solo album entitled Black Violin. The duo decided to name their group after the music of the they had ever heard.Both members attended Dillard High School of Performing Arts. After high school attended Florida International University and enrolled at Florida State University. At FIU, Kev met their manager Sam G and the three of them co-founded the production company DKNEX which stands for Di-Versatile Music. Black Violin clinched the Showtime at the Apollo 2005 Legend title. Black Violin's notoriety has risen with their performance accompanying at the , and by performing on the same bill with some of the industry's biggest artists. The duo also are avid producers and writers. Most recently, they made a star appearance on "Angelina Ballerina" on the PBS channel. Offical web site:

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