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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 .

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“Their music will keep classical music alive for the

Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther

next generation.”

—NPR

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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