Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) is the brainchild of composer/pianist JooWan Kim, who introduces western-European classical techniques into hip-hop, rock, and pop. The group's lineup includes traditional Pierrot ensemble instrumentation (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano) with a lyric soprano, deep funk drums, a heavy contrabass and two featured MCs. Kim is a classically trained composer who holds degrees from Berklee College of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
“Nobody has ever attempted anything like this on such a large scale, or with such sophistication.” – NPR
From the same evening, watch the Kev Choice Ensemble perform Saafir’s “Light Sleeper”: