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Musical duo Black Violin on defying stereotypes

April 1, 2021

Summary

Kev Marcus and Wil B met in a high school music class and they eventually went on to form the musical group Black Violin. Together, they disrupt people’s impression of what classical music should be. 

Five Facts

  • Who is behind Black Violin?
  • What stereotypes and assumptions are they challenging?
  • Where did they get the inspiration for their name?
  • When did they start their musical career together?
  • Why has Marcus always played the violin?
  • How does their music attract such a wide and large range of people?

Focus Questions

Why is challenging stereotypes important? What stereotypes are Marcus and B defying and how are they doing so?

Media literacy: Why do you think the producers of this segment chose these musicians to profile?

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