Representation matters. At a time when little Black boys and girls are left to ponder their place in this world, Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste, collectively known as Black Violin, have sought out to remind them of their greatness. The touching video for their song “Impossible is Possible,” taken from their hit 2019 album Take The Stairs, celebrates the potential of Black youth, no matter the odds stacked against them. Produced by C&I Studios, the video captures a young boy’s rise to greatness, despite his humble yet nurturing beginnings. In a statement, Black Violin explains, “If molded with love and understanding, that young soul can foster hope and achieve the impossible. The little Black boy is every one of us. Running towards an uncertain future, inspired by those who love him most. He ultimately wins the race that no one thought was possible.”
This latest release is not the duo’s only means of using their art to inspire youth. Last year, they launched the Black Violin Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth by providing access to quality music programs in their community. Built on the premise that music and access to music programs should not be determined by race, gender or socio-economic status, their inaugural program, the Musical Innovation Grant for Continuing Education, provides scholarships to young music students to attend a program of their choice that fosters musical creativity and innovation. As we witness the tremendous impact that the pandemic has had on the artistic community, we are inspired to see these two musicians continue on their mission to provide opportunities for the next generation of artists.
Be inspired and watch Black Violin’s “Impossible Is Possible” video below. If you can’t get enough of their signature brand of positivity, revisit their Take The Stairs album and be sure to pre-save their upcoming holiday album, Give Thanks, which is set to be released on November 20th.