ED2021 Music Reviews

Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience (Ensemble Mik Nawooj)

By | Published on Tuesday 17 August 2021

Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience is Ensemble Mik Nawooj’s Edinburgh Fringe debut and it doesn’t disappoint. The California based hip-hop orchestra present five music videos from their new album ‘Death Become Life’, which seamlessly fuses hip-hop and classical. They’ve leant into the film aspect of this year’s Fringe, with two exceptional young dancers’ mesmerising performance punctuating the music’s live recording. Filmed at the Asian Art Museum, the backdrop only adds to the gravitas of the pieces. There’s a consistent flow to the performance that elevates the film above five separate pieces and creates a sense of a whole and complete piece. If you’re into hip-hop, classical music or both this is a must see. It’s a beautiful way to spend 30 minutes. 

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tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]