Black Violin is an innovative blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Named after an album by preeminent African-American swing era jazz violinist Stuff Smith, this group was one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013and returned to sold-out crowds in 2014. The group has a passion for educating and performing to young audiences even amid the success of their adult concerts. This performance, specifically geared to students, is focused not only on their genre-busting music, but on inspiring creativity, dedication, and determination.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS EASILY APPLIED IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
- 8.SL.2: Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
- 9-10.RL.9: Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).
- 11-12.RL.5. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Lesson Plan Idea: In groups, students research a stringed instrument identifying its history, how the instrument works to make music, which genres of music use it, and noted musicians who have played it.
“Absolutely, positively the best presentation I have ever been to at the Luther Burbank Center!” – 6th grade teacher, Olivet Elementary Charter
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Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden
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