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New Sounds Live – Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra x Mos Def + many others!

Last night I hit up the World Financial Center Winter Garden, it was the first performance of the season for the Brooklyn Philharmonic. With Mos Def headlining the event, there seemed to be a definite emphasis on really reppin for BK. Among other talents present for this great night of collaborations were Derek Bermel (Composer), Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin (Composer), Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, David T. Little (Composer), Corey Dargel (Composer) and Melissa Hughes (Soprano). That’s a hefty list, but there is one more, Alan Pierson is the new Artistic Director for the BK Phil. Alan has been keeping things extra bossy for some time now, he has created algorithms for planetary system dynamics at MIT, earned a Masters in Composition, as well a Doctorate in Conducting and being called the future of classical music. Last night I went to see just Mos (you could point out most who did), but in all reality I can’t even front, I need to hit up more Orchestral situations. Every composition played before Mos was nothing short of EPIC music. If you are like me and may not be hip to Orchestra performances (or if you are all about it already), hit up the next New Sounds Live event, it is Free like last night was!

– Omar

P.S. Mos Def is now going by Yasiin Bey now.

Listen below! These songs are available for only one week, *sorry to anyone reading this in the future*. There are a couple pics and a quick glimpse as well.

Yassin Bey (Mos Def) x BKLN PHIL
Mos Def (arr. Derek Bermel): Life in Marvelous Times, Revelations and Casa Bey

19th Century Shape Note Singing: Am I Born to Die – *My Favorite of the night!*

David T. Little: excerpt from Am I Born (2011)


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