From the Top, ‘America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians’, has put together a video of students at Berklee and New England Conservatory backing a local rapper in a Wiz Khalifa cover.
The playing is pretty good.
From the Top explain: ‘The song, from the movie Furious 7, has a message of loss of family and friends that really connected with these kids, in particular classical violinist Haig Hovsepian and rapper Lotus Taylor. Perhaps most importantly, the collaboration between hip hop, jazz, and classical music was very inspiring to them.’
Inspiring, huh? FTT go on to blether about ‘building bridges across genres’ and ‘reaching new audiences’.
It’s been a long week. See what you think of this.
Roll them credits:
Shot on location at Berklee College of Music.