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Clubs & Concerts

Black Violin

When: Fri., Jan. 22, 8 p.m. 2016

Black Violin is the duo of violinist Kev Marcus and violist Wil B., Florida instrumentalists interested in pairing their classical pedigrees with hip-hop passions. As an idea, it’s not novel, but it is at least interesting, an across-the-aisles move meant to showcase the ways various musical traditions can speak to one another. But the music itself is flat and thin, with uncomplicated string melodies floated over backing tracks that lack aplomb, finesse or gusto. Heard as hip-hop, it’s dated. Heard as classical music, it’s one-dimensional. Heard as a hybrid of the two, it’s a missed opportunity. —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $28-$80

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