Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN)
Led by classically trained composer/pianist JooWan Kim, Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN), the ten-piece Hip-Hop orchestra with MCs/lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman, a soprano, winds, strings, funky drums, and piano, creates new concert music by injecting classical compositional techniques into hip-hop. The result, makes the Kronos Quartet or the Roots feel like they're afraid of their own voice (Pitchfork) and has been considered the cutting edge of Hip-Hop (Huffington Post). EMN has been featured on EPSN’s NFL Super Bowl 50 programming, Wall Street Journal, NPR, SF Chronicle, OZY, and more.
EMN is a non-profit performing arts organization with 501c3 status and is sponsored by Google, Zellerbach Foundation, Heller Foundation, East Bay Community Foundation, and The City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program to name a few.