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Wil B. and Kev Marcus started out covering hip-hop
songs on their violins and soon realized they had something that audiences
had never heard before. Then, Black Violin was born.
Their unique blend of classical, hip hop, jazz,
R&B and reggae is often described as "classical boom.” Black
Violin has collaborated with a diverse group of artists including Kanye
West, Tom Petty, Alicia Keys, Aerosmith and Wu-Tang Clan.
The video featured here plays "Impossible is
Possible," a song that's part of their new Take the Stairs album. Kev
Marcus remarks “We had all the ideas about what story we were going to
convey. And it kept coming back to the idea of hope—songs that spoke about
going against the grain, carrying through struggle, being optimistic. We
wanted to say, ‘it’s tough now, but hang in there.’”
Show Note: Haze and strobe
lights will be used during the performance.