PODCAST: Hip-Hop Violin Duo Returns to Berklee April 7

Kimberly Ashton
March 27, 2018
Black Violin

Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who together form the hip-hop violin duo Black Violin, say they want to encourage and empower people of all ages and ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us rather what divides us.

"The reason I smile on stage is because I know I'm completely crushing people's perceptions of not only what a violin can do, or what music could possibly sound like, but also of what a black man is capable of," Marcus says in the song "Stereotypes." 

Last spring, Black Violin played to a packed house in Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939. The show was so successful that the violinists are coming back on Saturday, April 7, to play the Berklee Performance Center. On the occasion of their return, let’s revisit one of the most popular podcasts we aired last year. Here is the title track off their 2015 album, Stereotypes.

Producer: Kimberly Ashton

Engineer: Tony Brown and Andres González Cardona
Recorded at the BIRN Studio

Note: This is an edited version of a podcast that was originally published on April 18, 2016.