The content of violence in hip-hop music has always been controversial. Violins in hip-hop is another story. Having gained attention from his appearance on NBC's "America's Got Talent," Bulgarian-born musician-violinist-rapper Svet Radoslavof will be celebrating his birthday in Rochester, where he currently resides. Svet graduated from the Eastman School of Music and has made quite the name for himself applying the nuance and sophistication of the violin to contemporary styles of music like hip-hop and R&B. Audiences around the world have been electrified by his spirited and diverse improvisations soaring over recognizable, club-friendly grooves. The uncanny mixture of styles is a perfect fit and utterly modern.
Svet's birthday celebration will take place on Saturday, September 7, 10 p.m. at One Nightclub and Ultra Lounge, 1 Ryan Alley. Free before 11 p.m., 21+. Svetmusic.com.