Updated: Jul 17
"The calendar loses a precious component. The remaining months gather to mourn. The mourners play a melody, while the eleventh moon quietly rises." - Hunter X Hunter - Phantom Troupe
For the past four months, high school students at Boston Public School's McKinley Prep collaborated with Boston Music Project teaching artists Josh Wareham and Minjin Chung to produce an album of original tracks. The title track of the album "Eleventh Moon" was produced in collaboration with Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Oakland-based Hip Hop Orchestra, as part of BMP's Creative Sessions, sponsored by Someone Else's Child.
About EMN Led by composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates Metamusic by sampling principles of Hip-Hop and classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, drums, bass and a featured dancer, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of Western European concert music aesthetic. They have been featured on National Geographic, United Nations, ESPN, Upworthy, NowThis, Pitchfork, Wall Street Journal, NPR, SF Chronicle, OZY and more. They are represented by Opus 3 Artists.
About our sponsor: Someone Else's Child Based in Eastern MA, the mission of Someone Else's Child (SEC) is to serve underrepresented children and teens by sponsoring programs and initiatives to support and empower their lives. Working throughout the USA and in Africa, SEC believes that it is the responsibility of a community to ensure the well-being and future success of every child. With an emphasis on education, literacy, the arts, children with disabilities and economic justice, SEC looks to break the cycle of inequality through innovative approaches that offer meaningful opportunities for vulnerable children and teens.