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Black Violin: Impossible Tour, A Fundraiser Concert presented by The Birmingham (AL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BLACK VIOLIN: Impossible Tour. The Birmingham (AL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a professional women’s organization, has served the Birmingham metro and surrounding areas for over sixty (60) years. Their initiatives are designed to offer resources that expand access to economic opportunities, community services, educational enrichment, and cultural experiences.
The VIP Experience: Upgrade your evening to include the VIP Experience
Enjoy premium seating, a pre-concert Meet and Greet with Black Violin at 5:30 p.m. and a fun-filled reception at The Hill Event Center immediately following the concert. The Hill Event Center is located directly across the street from The Lyric Theatre. VIP tickets for the fundraiser concert are $150.
Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). 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 12 months, 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, along side artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Elton John, recently joined with Turnaround Arts 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 in 2012. In addition, Black Violin has composed for a major FOX Television original Pitch, and has been featured by ESPN as the official artist of the 2017 US Open (tennis) and 2016 & 2017 Heisman Trophy Award ceremonies. They have been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, The Wendy William’s Show, NPR, and more.
The group has collaborated creatively with artists such as Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. Their most recent album, Stereotypes, hit #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Chart.
The band recently released their track “Showoff” as well as an accompanying video. Black Violin next studio album Take the Stairs is set to be released in November of 2019.
Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m.
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