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Classical music and potent rhymes merge on the “cutting edge of hip-hop” (Huffington Post).
Led by composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates new concert music based on the musical materials of hip-hop and by sampling compatible classical compositional techniques. Executed with MCs/lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of Western European concert music aesthetic. The result is seamless tête-à-tête with “textures swimming through the sound…like the world’s fastest ping-pong game” (Pitchfork) and is considered the “cutting edge of hip-hop” (Huffington Post).
Joowan Kim, composer and pianist
Do D.A.T., MC and lyricist
Sandman, MC and lyricist
What critics are saying:
“There are no scores of Schubert or Stravinsky on the music stands of the Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Rather, it’s the gin-and-juice-laden sounds of Snoop Dogg and rugged East Coast rap from Wu-Tang Clan that get a classical music treatment…This bridging of two distinctively different art forms has created a buzz in the Bay Area musical community and beyond.”
–The Sacramento Bee
“…the cutting edge of hip-hop…”