ALIB KWELI: IDLE WARSHIP WITH RES
Friday, October 19 @ 8:30 PM
TALIB KWELI’s buzzworthy duo act IDLE WARSHIP, with singer/songwriter RES, will make its anticipated Florida debut at the Center’s Knight Concert Hall. In 2009, the famed rapper joined longtime collaborator RES to form IDLE WARSHIP. The hip-hop/electro group released their first official album, Habits of the Heart, in November 2011. In a bold and indefinable mash-up of influences, the 12-track album uniquely mixes hip-hop, electronic and alternative music.
Accompanying IDLE WARSHIP will be a nine-piece chamber orchestra headed by local conductor and composer, Sam Hyken. Hyken, who has more than 10 years of experience in the orchestral world, having played and taught at New World Symphony as well as the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), will lend his symphonic ear as he and his eight classical players join IDLE WARSHIP to create an unconventional way of listening to hip-hop. This performance will mark the first time that TALIB KWELI works with an orchestral section.
In addition, the critically successful MC and gifted hip-hop artist will also perform hits from his solo career such as the crowd favorites “I’m on One”and “Get By,” a track produced by Kanye West.
$100 tickets provide access to the best seats in the house, and an opportunity for a post-show meet & greet with the artists.