Great Integration: A Chamber Hip Hop Opera & two new singles (ft. The Attik & Rico Pabon)
Great Integration is performed by composer/pianist JooWan Kim's very own Ensemble Mik Nawooj. The 11- piece chamber orchestra consists of flute, cello, clarinet, violin, bass, and deep funk drums, along with four MCs and composer Kim on piano. They have generated both shock and praise from audiences and critics alike for its uncompromising blend of rap and classical.
Partially inspired by the Mayan calendar prophecies, Kim's hip hop opera tells an allegorical saga of the conquering of the material lords and the birth of a new world paradigm. Featuring hip hop artists The Attik (IAmani IAmeni, Do D.A.T, and The SandMan) and Rico Pabon, Great Integration has been featured on MTV, The New Yorker, NPR, East Bay Express, Flavorpill & more.