Black Violin, The Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand and Elle King are to perform at The 2019 NAMM Show, the organiser has announced. The show will also include an appearance by The Earth Harp, said to be the world’s longest stringed instrument.
On Thursday, The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education will host a performance from the duo, Black Violin. Composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B and Kev Marcus, the pair combine their classical training and hip-hop influences with their DJ to create ‘…a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom,”‘ NAMM says,
On Friday, Yamaha will be presenting the Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2019. Apparently the artist line-up for this year’s concert remains a secret, but as previous years’ concert have featured the likes of Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, John Legend, Earth, Wind & Fire and U2 founder and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr, it’s a fair bet that visitors will be in for an event to remember.
On Saturday evening at the annual Imagine Party, The NAMM Foundation and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Other World Computing will welcome singer and songwriter, Elle King. while on Saturday and Sunday, the Arena Plaza will feature the Earth Harp, the world’s longest playable stringed instrument, that will reach from the balcony of the ACC North building to the Plaza. The harp will be played live by its creator William Close, the LA-based inventor who holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest stringed instrument in the world.
Each Grand Plaza act will start at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday and the Earth Harp will perform throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.