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Ensemble Mik Nawooj: A Hip-Hop Orchestra
April 17, 2014
Thursday, April 17
On Thurs Apr 17th, hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj will be returning to Yoshi's Oakland to headline their 1st major event of 2014. This concert will be the East Bay partial premiere of a 6 piece commission by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in which EMN music director, Taoist composer/pianist JooWan Kim, re-imagines 6 classic hip-hop songs from 1993 for YBCA's upcoming Clas/sick Hiphop II: 93’ Til celebration.
Ensemble Mik Nawooj is a composer ensemble that performs the innovative music of Taoist composer/pianist JooWan Kim who injects Western European Classical compositional techniques into such genres as hip-hop, rock & pop, thus creating a new form of hybrid music. Featuring a 6-piece chamber orchestra, 2 MCs, deep funk drums and a lyric soprano, the group has been on ABC 7, MTV, NPR, chosen as a weekend pick in SF Chronicle, featured in SF Weekly & more.
More info: www.facebook.com/ensemblemiknawooj