Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Hypnotic hip-hop orchestra
Saturday, April 4, 2020
7:30 p.m. // Discovery Theatre
Classical hip-hop, hip-hop opera, hip-hopera – whatever you want to call it, it sounds incredible. Oakland’s Ensemble Mik Nawooj, led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, subverts expectations with a multi-genre crew of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, drums, bass, an opera singer, and profound rhymes from mesmerizing MCs/lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman.
Combining classical techniques and method sampling, EMN creates awe-inspiring arrangements that have been called “the cutting edge of hip-hop” (Huffington Post). It’s a mashup of the oldest old-school and the marvelously modern, resulting in a kinetic energy of “textures swimming through the sound ... like the world’s fastest ping-pong game” (Pitchfork).
Immerse yourself in the beat and beauty of music that both breaks you open and makes you whole.
Content may not be appropriate for all ages
TYPE OF EVENING
The future of hip-hop
Like nothing you’ve heard before
WHAT TO EXPECT
Magnetic scores and riveting rhymes that bridge ages, cultures, and experiences
Stereotypes ready to be shattered
Tickets start at $33 with a subscription of three or more shows. Tickets for just this show start at $40.75 and will go on sale Aug. 19.