Henrique “Rique” Prince

Fiddle Violinist
Born in Harlem in New York City, Henrique is a self taught Violinist. He taught himself classical as well as folk styles and later studied with Charles Meacham in Northern California. He has played with such diverse musical groups as the Sun Ra Arkestra, the Saturday Night Live Band, and numerous Charanga bands, Jazz ensembles and Reggae bands. In addition he has toured Europe with the Alternative Country band, the Palace Brothers. Henrique has taught in many public and private schools in NY. Henrique started The Ebony Hillbillies (ebonyhillbillies.com) in order to play old time string band music much like it was in the days when it lived among the people. They have toured and played in many festivals and concert halls nationally and in Canada.