NewsBeat: Paganini to Prince: Daniel Bernard Roumain makes violin cool

From the Kansas City Star:

Daniel Bernard Roumain

No delusions here. Daniel Bernard Roumain knows what most kids think about the violin.

“Not very cool, not very cool at all,” he said once to a group of high school musicians. “Bass guitar, cool. Drum kit, cool. Electric guitar, cool. When I was growing up — violin? Not cool.”

Yet Roumain, in Kansas City this week to work with young musicians, knows the instrument he’s been playing since he was 5 can conjure Prince or Paganini.

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I'm a novice fiddler and mandolinist. I've played the guitar for many years and also play the recorder, fife, flute, and, more recently, tin whistle. I work in the communications field and, in addition to music, I enjoy photography, writing, gardening, golf and travel.
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