Ensemble Mik Nawooj: A Hip​-​Hop Orchestra

by Ensemble Mik Nawooj

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Ensemble Mik Nawooj is a composer ensemble that performs the innovative music of composer/pianist JooWan Kim who injects Western European Classical compositional techniques into such genres as hip-hop, rock & pop. Featuring a 6-piece chamber orchestra, 2 MCs, deep funk drums and a lyric soprano, the group has been featured on ABC 7, MTV, NBC, NPR, The New Yorker & more.


released September 6, 2014

Music Director/composition/piano- JooWan Kim
MCs & Lyricists- Do D.A.T. & Sandman
Soprano- Lauren Woody
Flute- Carmen Lemoine
Clarinet- Nick Litwin
Violin- Michele Walther
Cello- Gabriel Beistline
Bass- James Schulz
Drums- Louis Flores Jr.

All music composed by JooWan Kim
All lyrics by Do D.A.T. & Sandman

C.R.E.A.M. originally by Wu-Tang Clan
Variation composed by JooWan Kim
Additional lyrics by Do D.A.T. & Sandman

Mixed by Reto Peter
Engineered & Mastered by Jeremy Goody
Recorded @ 25th Street Recording Studio, Oakland, CA

Produced by JooWan Kim & Christopher Nicholas

Executive producers: Harriet “Auntie” Jennings, Mel & Maxine, Linda Lucero & Ray Moisa, Robbin Rae, Laurene Stoeppelwerth, Troika, and Anne Wind

Special thanks to: Brad, Gypsy Eyes, Margena Wade-Green, Mark Holtz, Harriet “Auntie” Jennings, Jong K Kim, Lauren, Dan Lee, David Lee, Mel & Maxine, Linda Lucero & Ray Moisa, Nate Nevado, my parents Juan & Rachel Nicholas, Raymond "EntelyJent" Nicholson, Dan & Jane Parker, Marc B in PCB, The Ikeda Huang Project, Jack Rabbits, Robbin Rae, Arnold Shepherd, Shunji, Laurene Stoeppelwerth, Terry, and Troika

Design by Rich Black

This album is dedicated to Ke Sook Kim (1950 - 2014) & Louis E. Clemence (1925 - 2014)

©2014 Golden Fetus Records. All rights reserved.



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Ensemble Mik Nawooj Oakland, California

Led by composer & pianist JooWan Kim, Ensemble Mik Nawooj creates a pulsating hybrid of hip-hop & classical.

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