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Black Violin set for Milwaukee's Marcus Center / WUWM Radio

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Classical music can have an elitist reputation. The conventional repertoire is based almost exclusively on the work of western European white men, and the typical audiences for those works are largely older, and also white. But the duo Black Violin (Violinist Kev Sylvester and violist Wil Baptiste) thinks the music of Bach is sublime and want to bring it to people who might not otherwise hear it. They're both classically trained and they've spent the last 13 years forging a distinctive sound that mixes the three B's of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms over the heavy beats and rhythm change-ups of hip-hop. The pair are set to play Milwaukee's Marcus Center this Saturday Oct. 28.

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