Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mik Nawooj video interview

New video interview (remixed by me) of the Ensemble Mik Nawooj for those doubters of older forms of music dying. These guys rock!

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Former Dentonite and University of North Texas alumnus Chris Nicholas joins with Korean composer JooWan Kim (aka Mik Nawooj) in California for a a new take on music-making which truly blends classical music with hip hop and other popular forms. Chris Nicholas is a featured soloist in their chamber hip-hop opera (or as I like to say "hiphopera") titled "Great Integraton." JooWan Kim was formerly managed by Jazz legend Ahmad Jamal who helped Kim secure a lifetime endorsement from Steinway & Sons Piano Company. Utilizing social media and their musical talents, the group is fundraising to perform a touring full version of "Great Integration" complete with dancers from the Pushdance Company and various Jazz and classical musicians including MC Kirby Dominant.
Facebook: Great Integration

video and audio content used with permission in association with Ensemble Mik Nawooj and

video by Michael Goodier
additional video by the Push Dance Company
Remix by Michal Garcia