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Black Violin Breaks Boundaries, Challenges Stereotypes & Empowers Youth

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

On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, the incredible classically trained musicians who’ve infused hip hop and classical music to form the duo, Black Violin.

For years, they’ve been changing perceptions about classical music as they mix Cardi B and Mozart. Their shows are high energy, inspiring and completely against the grain. 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 Foundation

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

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.