July 26th, Friday @ Pro Arts: Ensemble Mik Nawooj: A Hip-Hop Orchestra

Last Friday @ Pro Arts: Friday, July 26th @8PM

ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ: A HIP-HOP ORCHESTRA
ft. Do D.A.T., Sandman & RyanNicole
JULY 26, 2013 AT PRO ARTS GALLERY, OAKLAND

Ensemble Mik Nawooj, the Hip-Hop Orchestra that performs the innovative music of composer/pianist JooWan Kim, rocks Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland on Friday, July 26, 2013.

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Ensemble Mik Nawooj “defies such categories as jazz, classical, and hip-hop” (Oakland Tribune), is “ambitious”(The New Yorker), and is “a cosmic melding of culture and genres” (SF Chronicle). MTV called the group“thirsty to change the name of the game”, and NPR praised it by saying “Whoever said that chamber music couldn’t be hip obviously haven’t heard of Ensemble Mik Nawooj.”

The music of Ensemble Mik Nawooj injects classical compositional techniques into hip-hop, indie rock, and pop creating a unique hybrid that “sounds like something Wu-Tang Clan producer The RZA might conjure up if he got his hands on the Kronos Quartet” (SF Weekly).

Ensemble Mik Nawooj has the usual Pierrot ensemble instrumentation (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano) with a lyric soprano, deep funk drums, and a heavy contrabass. Featured MCs are the Bay Area underground hip-hop icons Do D.A.T., Sandman, and RyanNicole.

Information:http://miknawooj.com

Pro Arts Gallery
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Tickets: $18 General, $15 Seniors (65+), and $12 Students
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