Busting Stereotypes with Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste of Black Violin – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 18

“We get to completely change perceptions every time we step on the stage…”

Fusing Hip-Hop and Classical

Black Violin Music Featured in Christian Howes' Creative strings podcast

I first heard Black Violin when they won Apollo in 2005, and followed them over their 10+ year career following. I was excited to finally meet Kev and Wil to talk with them about Black Violin, how they got started, their influences and goals, how they created such a powerful movement around their work, and what this means for the string world and culture in general.

Scroll down to listen in and learn about:

  • How Kev and Wil discovered their musical sound
  • Their atypical education as string players
  • The core of their powerful message
  • Stereotypes they have busted through and their attitude about these stereotypes

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While you are talking to EVS, be sure to ask them about the new Yamaha Electric Violin (you can check out my video review here). I’ve been a Yamaha performing artist for almost 20 years now and am very proud to be a part of the Yamaha family.

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Clips in this episode

Black Violin covers alright by Kendrick Lamar

Alright – Kendrick Lamar cover

A-Flat – performed live with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra – from the album “Classically Trained

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Visit Electric Violin Shop, your one-stop shop for electric instruments, amps, gear, accessories, and most of all, expertise. Use code CHOWES at checkout and take 5% off of your order. Call 866-900-8400 to get your questions answered on “all things electric strings.” While you are talking to EVS, be sure to ask them about the new Yamaha Electric Violin   (See my video review here). 

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