January 30, 2020
Phone: (520) 621-3341
Venue: Centennial Hall
Time: Starting: 07:30 PM
Admission: Prices from $40
UA Presents brings the pioneering sound of Black Violin to Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus. Classical music meets hip-hop in the groundbreaking duo Black Violin and their Classical Boom Tour, an outing that blurs the lines between genre, race, and gender with its unique fusion of groove and strings. The outfit features Will Baptiste on viola and Kev Marcus on violin.
With a dedicated touring schedule and classical music training under their belts, Baptiste and Marcus certainly blast away the cobwebs with a dynamic and energetic show - this isn't the type of quiet recital where you can fall asleep unnoticed in the back row... They emphatically encourage flash photography and a party atmosphere at their concerts. Prepare for dueling strings, a tight rhythm section, and hip hop samples!
The group has collaborated creatively with artists such as Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. Their last album, Stereotypes, hit #1 on Billboards Classical Crossover chart and #4 on Billboards R&B Chart.
Photo: Black Violin Facebook