South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Jan 15, 2012. 7:00 p.m.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and CultureShockMiami.com present Black Violin, a free concert on Sunday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.
To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they’re nothing but ingredients. Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists along with their DJ and drummer, are redefining the music world-one string at a time. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare, a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.
Miami String Project opens the show. They are a dynamic youth string chamber orchestra comprised of talented young violinists, violists, cellists and bassists between the ages of 12 through 19. This concert is meant to provide a way for students to be introduced to the new Center and also to participate in CultureShockMiami.com. CultureShockMiami.com is a program run by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, dedicated to making Miami-Dade’s rich cultural life affordable and accessible to high school and college students ages 13 through 22.
Through the site, students may buy tickets for $5 to the best dance, music, theater, film and spoken word events in Miami-Dade County, and two-for-$5 tickets to museums. Tickets donated by cultural organizations are available for purchase through www.cultureshockmiami.com free of any taxes, fees or surcharges. A student must use the first ticket purchased, but the second ticket may be used by a person of any age.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189