Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Ensemble Mik Nawooj performs the innovative music of composer/pianist JooWan Kim. It's a seven piece chamber orchestra that consists of flute, cello, clarinet, violin, bass, and deep funk drums with two MCs, an opera singer and composer Kim on piano.

Featuring local underground hip hop icons Do D.A.T and SandMan, Ensemble Mik Nawooj has been featured on ABC 7, MTV, The New Yorker, KPFA, Hyphen Magazine, SF Chronicle, East Bay Express & more.

They will be performing selections from their new chamber hip hop opera, Death, Love & Life and portions of their apocalyptic epic, Great Integration.

"A pulsing hybrid of hip hop, jazz & classical" - 7x7

“Mik Nawooj is thirsty to change the name of the game” - MTV

"Ensemble Mik Nawooj is the most exciting band that I've had the opportunity to check out" - KPFA

"As the composer for Ensemble Mik Nawooj, JooWan Kim writes the music for every instrument in the band. And the final product is something quite extraordinary" - Hyphen Magazine

Aima The Dreamer

Aima the Dreamer has been rockin' crowds for years as a vocalist and MC with groups such as J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, The Mamaz, Goddess Alchemy Project and Jazz Mafia's Brass, Bows and Beats Hip-Hop Symphony. As a freestyle rapper, poet, singer and versatile MC, Aima the Dreamer brings her array of talents and influences to the stage.

Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists.

By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop.

CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations.

By beatboxing, throatsinging, singing, plucking and bowing the cello, CelloJoe can mimic many styles of music from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop.

CelloJoe is the world's first long distance musical bike touring cellist. He has ridden his bike over 10,000 miles in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia.

$7 early bird/$10 advance/$15 door


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