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Black Violin Defies Stereotypes With Classical, Hip-Hop Tour

Black Violin Defies Stereotypes With Classical, Hip-Hop Tour

If you believe in stereotypes, classical music audiences and hip-hop fans don't have much in common.

Black Violin, a group formed by violinist Kev Marcus and violist/singer Wil Baptiste, explores intersections between the two musical genres on "Stereotypes," the duo's third album, merging classical chamber music with contemporary hip-hop and vocal R&B.

"Being able to travel and see a lot of different venues and talk to people, and you get a good understanding of classical music and hip-hop," Baptiste, who goes by Wil B., says. "Classical music is probably one of the oldest genres, but probably one of the less inclusive genres that we know...

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