Black Violin In Brooklyn This Weekend
I stumbled upon Black Violin at SXSW last year and have been a fan ever since. The mad instrumentation of two fiddles, a drummer, and a turntablist creates a unique template on which to build songs. Hip hop and classical music are the genres most easily identified when sampling BV but they are adept at seamlessly incorporating elements from across the musical spectrum.
Kev Marcus who playes violin and Wil B who playes viola, both grew up in Florida and met in high school. Their musical partnership began to bear fruit as far back as eleven years ago when they won the Showtime At The Apollo competition. They recorded a self-titled album in 2008 followed with Classically Trained in 2012 and Stereotypes last year.
Black Violin will return to New York City on Saturday to open the fall season of festivities at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.