From the Kansas City Star:
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.