Thursday, May 15, 2008
Nuttin' But Stringz
I was watching TV with some other people & something caught our eye. On WYBE (the public tv channel) there was a music festival & these 2 street-looking dudes playing violins to hip-hop beats.
It looked kind of wacky, but being a lover of all music except country, I kept it on for a second out of curiosity. After a few minutes, we were like "Wow!" They were really good & the music was a unique fusion of classical & hip-hop sounds. Alot of great art is simply the act of synthesizing existing elements or ideas into a novel, unique form. Their music is a great example of that creative process.
The musicians are brothers - Tourie & Damien Escobar. Their website and Myspace page have music & video examples. Their performance was pretty tight & the sound took me by surprise. Check it out...