For The White Street Journal —
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., will welcome the “Sons of Mystro” on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
Born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother, brothers Malcolm and Umoja learned to play violin through South Florida’s public school system and later attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. Together, they form the “Sons of Mystro.” Accompanied by a DJ and a drummer, the dynamic duo play over 10 different genres of popular music, using the violin instead of their voices to express a song’s lyrics.
Reflecting their Caribbean roots, the Sons of Mystro have graced the same stage with reggae and dancehall veterans such as Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Dobby Dobson, Freddie McGregor, Frankie Paul, Barrington Levy, and artists from the now generation such as Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Romain Virgo, Etana. Many of these artists have expressed amazement at the depth and variety of their musical selections and their innovative and artistic arrangements.
Tickets can be purchased online with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card at https://www.wakeforestrencen.org/tickets-events. A processing fee will be added to the cost of any ticket purchased online with a credit card. Tickets may also be purchased at the Renaissance Centre Box Office with cash, check, or credit card. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.
The Renaissance Centre is located at 405 S. Brooks St. For more information, visit www.wakeforestrencen.org or call 919-435-9458.