Spotlight: Sons of Mystro

This week the Spotlight Series continues with the genre-busting violin/vocalist duo, Sons of Mystro—who launch the 2019 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series tonight with their lively mix of classical, reggae, hip-hop and more! To gear up for tonight’s show, we’re bringing you 10 fun facts about this eclectic power duo!

  1. Sons of Mystro is comprised of singing/violin-playing brothers, Malcolm McNeish (age 23) and Umoja McNeish (age 20).
  2. Born to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother in South Florida, the brothers’ genre-bending music weaves in Caribbean influences. 
  3. The duo made an appearance in a music video for 2015 Levitt National Tour artist Black Violin—another genre-busting, string instrument-playing pair from South Florida, who has served as a source of inspiration, support and mentorship for Sons of Mystro.
  4. Already making waves in the global music scene, Sons of Mystro were awarded the “Emerging Artist Under 21 Award” at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.
  5. They have performed at a ‘Keys To The City’ ceremony honoring Wyclef Jean.
  6. The duo has delighted fans at seven Miami Heat halftime shows.
  7. They’ve contributed music to an episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, starring the Kardashian sisters.
  8. In addition to performing, the brothers aspire to give back to their community by teaching and influencing young musicians.
  9. Tonight’s show will be the first of two Levitt AMP Music Series performances for the duo—they’ll head to Levitt AMP Utica in upstate New York later in the summer!
  10. Their eclectic musical fusion was featured at TedX Youth in Miami. Check out the video below!

Stayed tuned for next week’s artist as part of our 2019 Spotlight Series!

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