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After their jam packed performance at the historic Old First Concerts, Golden Fetus Records and Ensemble Mik Nawooj, have announced an encore performance of Great Integration: A Chamber Hip-Hop Opera (Acts I & II) at the renowned Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA. This concert will feature Bay Area underground hip-hop legend Rico Pabon and Do D.A.T. from the Attik crew. JooWan Kim and his ensemble will perform in their signature style of Hybrid Music, that merges elements of hip-hop and classical. This groundbreaking, genre-blurring music has brought Kim and Ensemble Mik Nawooj to the attention of music legends like Ahmad Jamal. Performers for this concert will include JooWan Kim, Rico Pabon, and Do D.A.T. The performance will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 8pm at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland.

In this final chapter of the ongoing Mik Nawooj saga, the Black Swordsman of Dominance is chosen to trigger the Great Integration of the world before the arrival of the Celestial King. When all five lords of the material realm are conquered, the old world we know merges into one and the Great Celestial King descends from ninth heaven to wipe out all the impurities of the world, thereby creating a new world with a brand new paradigm.

It is an allegory that JooWan Kim finds particularly apt for the approaching end times prophesied by the Mayan and other cultures in 2012 and, more importantly, for the new era that will be ushered in by these tribulations. Kim's music incorporates elements from hip-hop and classical, creating a unique hybrid in the spirit of George Gershwin and Astor Piazzolla, both of whom pushed and blurred the boundaries between vernacular and art music. Backed by his own Ensemble Mik Nawooj, featuring MCs Rico Pabon & Do D.A.T., JooWan succeeds in accomplishing what most musicians want to but are unable to do: create a new kind of music that combines genres that are seemingly incompatible with each other.

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Added by FullCalendar on October 30, 2011