Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to SRO crowds.
In collaboration with Walker West Music Academy, a music learning community rooted in African-American culture located in Saint Paul, 15 youth musicians will have the unique opportunity to rehearse and perform onstage for two numbers with Black Violin.
Al Taw’am (The Twins), a local hip-hop dance duo recently on NBC’s World of Dance, will also make an appearance on stage during the show. Iman and Khadijah, two Minneapolis sisters, use the art of dance to inspire other girls and women to unleash their unique talents and abilities.