Black Violin performs in Escondido

Wil B. (left) and Kev Marcus of Black Violin. Colin Brennan photo
Wil B. (left) and Kev Marcus of Black Violin.

Wil B and Kev Marcus picked up the viola and violin in high school, where they first started playing together. They each went on to earn music degrees, separately, and linked back up after college to become Black Violin, a classical hip-hop duo. With live shows that include lights, a DJ and the musicians themselves encouraging the crowd to join them in their excitement for the music they create, this same energy can be expected tonight in Escondido.

Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour: 7:30 p.m. today. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. $20-$45. (760) 839-4138 or