W E S H A L L OV E RCO M E
BL ACK VIOLIN
A C E L E B R AT I O N O F D R . M A R T I N LU T H E R K I N G , J R .
C O B B G R E AT H A L L W E D N E S D AY, O C T O B E R 1 6 , 2 0 1 9, 7 : 3 0 P M
C O B B G R E AT H A L L F R I D AY, F E B RUA RY 1 4, 2 0 2 0 , 8 P M
“Their music will keep classical music alive for the
Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African-American music traditions
To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical
that electrified generations of civil rights activists
are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group
and defenders with interwoven spoken word from
Black Violin, they’re nothing but ingredients.
Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Producer and Musical
Combining a daunting array of musical styles and
Director Damien Sneed’s production ties together
influences to produce a signature sound that is not
a living lineage of music and culture that includes
quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of
traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz,
two classically trained musicians and their DJ is
Broadway and spirituals with sensational vocalists
redefining the music world one string at a time.
and a stellar band. Sponsored by The Doctors Company. Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.
Back by demand, Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Sponsored by The Doctors Company with additional support from Lansing Board of Water and Light. Media sponsor: Michigan Radio.
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