November 19, 2016 at Amado’s in San Francisco.
7:30pm Doors/8pm Show
Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Come celebrate the release of THE FUTURE OF HIP-HOP by the innovative hip-hop orchestra, Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN). Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, the 10-piece orchestra is comprised of MCs/lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman, a soprano, winds, strings, funky drums, and piano. EMN will be performing songs from this critically acclaimed album, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts commissioned re-imagined hip-hop classics, an ESPN commissioned “California Soul” deconstruction as played during the network’s 2016 NFL Super Bowl programing, and more. EMN has been featured on Wall Street Journal, NPR, SF Chronicle, SF Weekly, OZY, and more.
Le VICE is an Indie Hip Hop and R&B band that’s really an Urban-Indie-Rock- Electro-Funk-Hip Hop-Pop band. Recently coined one of the Bay’s “Bands on the Rise in 2012” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, one of the Bay Area’s most popular weekly publications. Their LARGE sound includes throwback 80s synthesizers, Rick James bass lines, angular guitar licks, and 808 drums. This is topped off with front woman Alex Lee’s hip hop swagger and soulful singing. The result is part throw back and part futuristic. LV’s sound refuses to fit into any 1 genre, but instead seems to borrow from all genres, leaving them with a sound that literally has something for everyone who listens.