September 24, 2021

Music Arts

Spearheading Arts Excellence

Black Violin, classical-meets-hip-hop duo, to participate in at Perkinson Middle

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CHESTER — The Tri-Metropolitan areas is in for a special deal with. The Grammy-nominated classical-meets-hip-hop duo Black Violin will play Baxter Perkinson Middle for the Arts and Education in Chester on Thursday, Aug. 12.

“We are energized to welcome Black Violin for this 1-night-only show,” explained Interim Govt Director Sarah Snead. “To have this Grammy-nominated band led by classically educated string gamers Will B. and Kev Marcus is genuinely an honor.”

Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste’s album “Consider The Stairs” was nominated for Best Modern Instrumental album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

The band utilizes its special blend of classical and hip-hop music to triumph over stereotypes even though encouraging people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds to be part of with each other to split down cultural obstacles.

Prior to the pandemic, Black Violin toured thoroughly, playing more than 200 exhibits a yr. Quite a few of the performances ended up for younger, small-money college students in urban communities. In 2019 on your own, the group performed for more than 100,000 college students.

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