Thu, Mar 17|
Black Violin - the Grammy®-nominated classical-meets-hip-hop duo returns to The Lensic for two nights only! Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes.
Time & Location
Mar 17, 2022, 7:30 PM
The Lensic, 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
about this event
Face masks and proof of vaccination—or proof of recent negative Covid test—are required at this event. See lensic.org/safe-access for details.
Black Violin – the Grammy®-nominated classical-meets-hip-hop duo returns to The Lensic for two nights only! Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes.
The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. In the past year alone, the band has performed for over 100,000 students in the US and Europe, and has partnered with Yamaha and NAMM (National Association of Music Manufactures) to continue supporting music education.
Black Violin has recently joined with Turnaround Arts, alongside artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Elton John to bring arts education to struggling schools in underserved communities. Turnaround Arts is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
Wil expresses the idea that, no matter how unique Black Violin’s music may be, it is ultimately more than just a creative enterprise. “It’s really a movement,” he says, “an organism that’s its own thing and really feels necessary.”
Sponsored by Thornburg Investment Management and NM Arts