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Live At Lunch Brings Hip-Hop Violin To SLC

April 6, 2013 by admin

By Kevin Wetmore

 Bulgarian born, hiphop violinist, Svet, visited Brookdale this past Thursday to perform some of his music in front of a solid crowd during Live at Lunch in the Student Life Center.
   “It was awesome, and we had such a great turnout. Seeing both the younger and older students come together to listen to Svet was great to see,” said Kevin Moedt, a 19-year-old, second semester communications major from Middletown.  “Before today, I have never heard of Svet before, although his style of music seems unique,” said Nicole Madera, a 19-year-old fourth semester Business major from Freehold when asked before the performance on what she thought of Svet
   Sponsored by the Student Life and Activity Board, Svet, performed both some of his original pieces, and remixes to a variety of popular songs. Some of his original pieces that he performed included 
  “String Theory” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Wanting to get the crowd involved in his performance, Svet had the audience sing along with him to one his of songs, “Fall in Love.”
   Showcasing his true talent as a violinist, Svet also performed his own remixes to several genres of music, which included R&B, hiphop and even country. Svet played his violin passionately, as the crowd listened intently to his remixes to popular songs such as, “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, “Beauty and the Beat” by Justin Bieber and “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia. Svet also performed a remix to the “Super Mario Bros” theme song as well. 
   The crowd thoroughly enjoyed Svet’s music, and seemed quite impressed with his work. Often at times, members of the audience were dancing in their seats as he performed, clapping their hands to the beat of his music and singing along to the lyrics of the song. 
   “I’ve heard some of his music before, and he is very good at what he does” said Megan O’Shea, a 20-yearold, fourth semester communications major from Freehold.Originally trained as a classical violinist since the age of 3, Svet developed a love for hip-hop when he and his family immigrated to the USA in 1998.
   Svet, who has performed with many successful artists such as T-pain, Trina and Trick Daddy, has also been featured on several television networks including ABC, BET, but most notably on NBC’s “America’sGot Talent,” which gained him nationwide notoriety 
   During his performance, Svet also informed the crowd about the importance of education. On the day that he was originally supposed to audition for 
  “America’s Got Talent,” he had an economics final he had to take, which his professor would not excuse him from, so instead he took his final rather than go to the audition. 
   “I chose school over fame,” said Svet. “Education will always be there for me if music does not work out for me.” 
   After his performance concluded, the crowd gave Svet a standing ovation and he thanked Brookdale for taking time out of their day to listen to him perform.
   For more information on Svet, you can log onto, and you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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