This week: a music performance that defies cultural barriers

“Black Violin: Impossible Tour” will make a stop at Belk Theater on Tuesday.

The Grammy-nominated group, led by string players Wil B. and Kev Marcus, seeks to defy stereotypes and break down cultural barriers with their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music.

Black Violin has written music for notable television shows and has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Ellen.” 

Kanye West, Aerosmith, WuTang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys are among the musicians with whom the group has collaborated.

In 2021, Black Violin performed for more than 100,000 students in the United States and Europe in efforts to support arts education in struggling schools in underserved communities.

Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on Blumenthal’s website.

Other events this week


Charlotte City Council: You can watch a livestream on the city’s YouTube channel starting at 5 p.m. 


Community Budget Listening Session: a virtual session for residents to learn about the city’s budgeting process and offer feedback. Sign up here to participate.

Homage to the Black South: Part 3 of a four-part virtual series on the history of Southern Black art and culture.


Food For Thought: Faith Communities Creating Affordable Housing: Join Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network (MeckMIN) for a virtual session on how faith communities can create affordable housing.

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