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Hip-Hop Orchestra

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

(2019/2020 Performing Arts)

Fri, Nov 1
8:00 PM Pacific
FREE for UCSB students with ID. UCSB student tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis night of show.

Available on the Hear & Now series

“Hip hop is the new great American art music and Ensemble Mik Nawooj is on the cutting edge of it.” Huffington Post

Oakland’s groundbreaking hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) incorporates elements from hip hop and classical, creating a unique hybrid that reimagines the role of music and culture in civic engagement. Founder and composer JooWan Kim, classically trained in composition at Berklee College of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, fell in love with hip hop’s spirit of disruption. Merging the two influences, the innovative 10-piece ensemble – two MCs, winds, strings, piano, drums and a lyric soprano – brings its cutting-edge stylings to renditions of Wu-Tang Clan and original songs alike.

Related Outreach Event: Borrow - Create - Repeat: Method Sampling with Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Wed, Oct 30 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Youth Interactive, 1219 State St.
FREE and open to the public
Presented in association with Youth Interactive


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