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On Stage Or In The Air, Black Violin Makes Music With Surprise And Invention

Black Violin performs this Friday, May 29, at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford.

  If you were asked to name a musical duo that has performed at the Presidential Inauguration, played at 3 NFL Superbowls, and collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles – you might be scratching your head.

That musical duo is called Black Violin. Their music combines elements of pop, blues, hip-hop, classical – and more.  They’re appearing at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford Friday, May 29.

Steve Junker spoke with "Will B" Baptiste, one half of Black Violin, for All Things Considered. That conversation is posted above. 

And check out this video of Black Violin giving an impromptu performance aboard an airplane mid-flight:


Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings and produces The Fishing News.