Black Violin Unity Tour


Greene County News

SPRINGFIELD — Black Violin will bring their unique blend of hip-hop and the classics to the Clark State Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Ave.

Black Violin blends hip-hop, rock, the classics and an emcee.

“It’s like a rock concert,” said Adele Adkins. They are really inspiring! They will take something like the Four Seasons by Vivaldi – and even if people don’t know they know it, they know it – they will hip-hop it up and put a spin on it.”

“Through the message of Black Violin’s music, we’ve spent the last ten years working to encourage and empower people of all ages, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to find what connects us, rather than shine a light on what divides us,” the band says on their Facebook page. “This past year alone, we’ve played for nearly 100,000 students and over 125 public shows across the US and Europe. We’ve taken this opportunity to spread a message that challenges the world’s view of what it means to rise above labels, be daring enough to follow their passion and most of all, be true to themselves.”

Black Violin has toured the world and performed at the famed Apollo Theater in 2005, winning the Showtime at The Apollo competition. Adkins said Black Violin is an exciting group, relevant to our time period and in our region. “They align with everything we believe in here,” she said.

Around 60 Project Jericho children and families will be in attendance, as well as guests from the Perrin Woods Project.

Tickets for Black Violin range from $46 to $79 and are available at

Story courtesy of Clark State Community College.

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