Dynamic Duo Headlines Friday Night Concert
The South Florida duo Sons of Mystro brings their unique violin sound to the MLK Webb Field this Friday night for the free Levitt AMP concert series. No matter what kind of music you’re into, these young men are sure to play something you’ll enjoy.
Ever heard AC/DC’s Back in Black played on the violin? Malcolm and Umoja have performed it at several Miami Heat games. Into reggae? The brothers won the emerging artist award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards. Are you a jazz fan? These musicians have played the South Florida Jazz In The Gardens festival. How about R&B? Yes, they play that, too.
World-renowned recording artists are taking notice of the 23- and 21-year-olds’ depth and variety of musical selections and their innovative and artistic arrangements. They’ve even contributed music to an episode of the Kardashian’s reality show Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
So, how did two young men born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother become violin virtuosos? Back in elementary school, the brothers saw the groundbreaking group Black Violin perform and had the chance to meet them backstage. Umoja knew he wanted to learn to play like them and took the advice of Kevin Marcus to “practice, practice, practice.” Both Umoja and Malcolm attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Now preparing to record their debut album, Sons of Mystro also composes their own material, and they hope in the future to give back to their community by sharing their love of music to inspire young people.
This Friday is your chance to experience these musical phenoms in person, for free, right here in Ocala!
Ocala singer/songwriter BB RudeOff will open the show at 6pm.
Presented by Marion Cultural Alliance, the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series brings free concerts to the Martin Luther King Jr Recreational Complex’s Webb Field every Friday now through August 2. Each event will also feature food trucks and vendors, craft and nonprofit booths, and beer and wine for sale. The Summer Break Spot will provide free dinners for those 18 and under in attendance, and each concert spotlights a local nonprofit organization.
Bring your chairs and blankets, and we’ll see you at the show!
Series sponsors include: Levitt Foundation, Marion Cultural Alliance, 98.5 KTK, TriEagle Sales, Island Grove Wine Company, The Mojo Grill & Catering, Kona Ice Ocala, David and Lisa Midgett Foundation, Ocala/Marion County, Florida, Summer BreakSpot Program, and Ocala Electric Utility. Production by Oniram Productions, Inc.
The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. www.concerts.levittamp/ocala.