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Black Violin Breaks Boundaries, Challenges Stereotypes & Empowers Youth

Mark Clennon
Hip-hop duo Black Violin's new album is called "Take The Stairs."

On this edition of Your Call, we’re joined by Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, the incredible classically trained musicians who’ve infused hip hop and classical music to form Black Violin.

For years, they’ve been changing perceptions about who can play what instrument or what type of music. They mix Cardi B and Mozart. Their shows are high energy, inspiring and completely against the grain. Black Violin is currently touring the United States with a show tonight in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. They also play for over 100,000 low-income children every year.


Wil Baptiste, instrumentalist of Black Violin

Kev Marcus, instrumentalist of Black Violin

Web Resources:

Black Violin performs at the Palace of Fine Arts 

Black Violin Foundation

WBUR: Florida Duo 'Black Violin' Meshes Hip-Hop And Classical Music