In a concert at the Plumosa School of the Arts on Saturday, November 16 in Delray Beach, Black Violin will perform their inspired combination of hip hop, rock, and R&B as part of the Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation’s “Shooting for the Stars” evening to benefit the elementary school’s students.
Since about 2004 to present, Black Violin, an American hip hop duo from Florida consisting of two classically trained string instrumentalists--- Kev Marcus, who plays the violin and Wil B, who plays the viola derived their group’s name from the influence of a famous jazz violinist, Stuff Smith; six months before Smith's death, he recorded a solo album entitled Black Violin. The duo decided to name their group after the music of the most inspiring violinist they had ever heard.
“We are so fortunate that an act of this caliber will be performing in Delray Beach for an exciting community event,” said James Mueller, president of the Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation. “This talented duo will inspire the students of Plumosa. Their success fits into our school’s mission in promoting the vital importance of arts education for children and securing the resources to make it happen. Funds raised will directly benefit the kids at Plumosa School of the Arts through our Foundation.”
On Friday afternoon, November 15, Plumosa students and teachers will take part in a concert and conversation with the artists. Will and Kev will share stories of their own personal journey—about the impact that music has had on their lives and the importance of establishing a solid foundation of positive values.
The concert will be held at the Plumosa School of the Arts Auditorium, 2501 Seacrest Blvd., Delray Beach. Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation’s mission is to promote the vital importance of arts education for children and secure the resources to make it happen. Plumosa is a K-5, A-rated school. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.plumosafoundation.org.
REF: Press Release (SDPBC) Office of Public Affairs. Sept. 2013