The Angelina Arts Alliance proudly presents BLACK VIOLIN - Mash-up of Hip-hop, Rock, R & B, and Classical –
Violin like you have never heard before. Named one of the HOTTEST bands at Austin’s South by Southwest in 2013!
Tuesday February 9, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, Tickets $3 kids - $5 adults, this family friendly show is just an hour and a half long,
plenty of time to get the kids home and to bed for school the next day!
To purchase tickets in advance call the box office at 936.633.5454
Box Office hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm.
The name ‘Black Violin’ is derived from the influence of a famous Jazz violinist, Stuff Smith, who changed Wi-B and Kev Marcus’ perspectives on what the violin is really capable of. Six months before Smith’s death, he recorded his most soulful solo album entitled Black Violin. His life’s work was so moving that the duo decided to name their group after the most inspiring violinist they had ever heard.
These two gentlemen, Kev Marcus and Wil-B along with their DJ TK have created the ultimate synergy between classical and Hip-Hop music, and with it an incredible opportunity to reach young children. ‘Black Violin’ captivated the audience in Harlem and clinched the Showtime at the Apollo 2005 Legend title. Black Violin’s notoriety has risen with their amazing performance accompanying Alicia Keys at the 2004 Billboard Awards, and by performing on the same bill with some of the industry’s biggest artists. Such artists include Aerosmith, The Eagles, Stevie Nicks, Linkin Park, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Kanye West, Nas, Fabolous, Ciara, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, and Tony Touch. The duo also are avid producers and writers, which is demonstrated on their debut self-titled album that gives the listener pop music from the Violins’ point-of-view. Black Violin’s ardor for music and neo-classical, innovative, urban style of violin mixtures, vocals, and funk has exploded onto the music scene with the consistency of listeners wanting more and more.
They have been given an Award by the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts for their Outstanding Contributions to Middle & High School Performing Arts Students. Kev Marcus, and Wil B, both graduates of Dillard Performing Arts High School, used their musical talents to earn full scholarships to college. Now Black Violin wants to make sure that America’s young people get the same exposure to the arts, and therefore the same opportunity that they did.