August 4, 2011

Black Violin - Triumph (Video)

Kev Marcus and Wil B may not be the typical cats you often see playing the violin, but let it be known, that look is forever changed. Better known as Black Violin, the Florida natives have been blessing crowds all over the world with their incredible violin mastery since the early 2000's. So sad that this is my first time ever hearing their name. A mistype in YouTube brought me to the duo's recent video, Triumph, and from the moment the cinematic sounds of scurrying strings played through my speakers, I was hook. Kev and Wil take the violin - which most acquaint with classical music and combine a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce one hell of a signature sound. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, they break all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something audibly and visually compelling. Black Violin revokes the labels regularly placed on artists and their music and effortlessly go in on their craft as you will witness in the video. Get to know them a little more here. 
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