Reimagining everything from classic reggae to American pop music through violin, Sons of Mystro fuse the best of classical and catchy. Born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother, Malcolm, 23, and his 20-year old brother Umoja learned to play violin through South Florida's public-school system and attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. Together, these brothers and their virtuosic violin talent make up Sons of Mystro. They use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own original compositions, accompanied by infectious beats and unforgettable melodic hooks. Proud of their Caribbean heritage and modern sensibilities alike, Sons of Mystro are a genre-spanning, international experience that’ll make you experience classical music in a whole new light.
As winners of the "Emerging Artist Under 21 Award" at the International Reggae and World Music Awards, Sons of Mystro’s talent has seen them hit the ground running. Mentored by Black Violin, 2015 Levitt National Tour artist, this young duo has already racked up an impressive list of performances—including the 8th Annual Jazz In The Gardens festival, a Keys To The City ceremony honoring Wyclef Jean, halftime performances for Miami Heat and Sunfest 2016, one of Florida’s largest music festivals. At these performances and others, they’ve shared the stage with The Fray, Sean Paul, Earth, Wind and Fire, and many more. This show will be the group’s second Levitt AMP performance of the season, after their upcoming show in Ocala, Fla.