Ensemble Mik Nawooj (Cancelled)

Hypnotic hip-hop orchestra

April 4, 2020 (Cancelled)

7:30 p.m. // Discovery Theatre

Show Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 in Alaska, Anchorage Concert Association has cancelled several spring performances, including this one. The health and safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers, and community are a priority.

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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.

The future of hip-hop
Like nothing you’ve heard before

Magnetic scores and riveting rhymes that bridge ages, cultures, and experiences

Stereotypes ready to be shattered

Anchorage Concerts’ presentation of Ensemble Mik Nawooj received support from Alaska State Council on the Arts, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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