Mike Block & Christylez Bacon
Mike Block & Christylez Bacon @ Birdhouse Center for the Arts
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Mike Block (Cello & Vocals) & Christylez Bacon (Beatboxing, Guitar, Rap) form as a dynamic duo, who blend cello fusion genres & fiddle tune arrangements with layered beat boxing (mouth percussion) and hip hop vocal stylings.
Mike Block is a Grammy Award-winning cello player, singer and composer passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music, and committed to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. Acclaimed by the New York Times for his "vital rich-hued solo playing, and by Salt Lake City Desert News as a true artist... a sight to behold, Mike Block is one of the bravest, most intriguing musicians on the American fusion scene. (Gramophone). Mike Blocks shows offer a rich mixture of classical repertoire, folk music, original compositions and songs that draw inspiration from his diverse collaborations.
Christylez Bacon was born and grew up in Washington, DC and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He has been featured on Morning Edition, National Public Radio, performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and founded the Washington Sound Museum, a regular concert series at the Atlas Performing Arts center in Washington's H Street NE. The Washington Post notes that he is a beatboxer and progressive hip hop artist. He also played with the National Symphony Orchestra. Bacon classifies his largely diverse music as progressive hip hop.
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (View)
7 North Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
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