Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

BandHip HopClassical

"Ensemble Mik Nawooj is thirsty to change the game" (MTV), is "ambitious" (The New Yorker), and "breaks established boundaries between genres and styles" (SF Examiner). NPR praised it by saying "nobody has ever attempted anything like this on such a large scale, or with such sophistication".


Jazz legend Ahmad Jamal said, "In this day and age, for an artist to succeed, the talent has to be either exceptional or very different. JooWan Kim is both; exceptional and very different."

Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) performs the innovative music of composer/pianist JooWan Kim, who blends classical, hip-hop, film music, and pop into a unique musical hybrid. Since its first public performance in spring of 2005, EMN has generated both shock and praise from audiences and critics alike for its uncompromising blend of rap and classical. Ensemble Mik Nawooj is the first and the only band that successfully merged pop with traditional Western European music without losing the integrity of either genre.

Music director of EMN, JooWan Kim, is a Taoist/Zen practitioner as well as a lifetime endorsee from the Steinway and Sons Piano Company.


Great Integration: A Chamber Hip Hop Opera Act 1 (ft. Kirby Domiant)

Great Integration: A Chamber Hip Hop Opera Act 2 (ft. Rico Pabon) - Live @ Old first concerts in SF

Without Goodbyes (ft. Kirby Dominant)
WGFYU! (ft. Kirby Dominant)

Set List

Full concert is 100 minutes.

Great Integration: A Chamber Hip Hop Opera Act 1
I. 4th Prophecy
II. Black Swordsman Part I
III. Black Swordsman Part II
IV. 5th Prophecy
V. Omen of Mik Nawooj Part I
VI. Omen of Mik Nawooj Part II
VII. Great Integration

Great Integration: A Chamber Hip Hop Opera Act II
I. The Water Bearer Pt. 1
II. The Water Bearer Pt. 2
III. 8th Prophecy
IV. Celestial King Descending