Climb aboard a hip-hop time machine with 2017 GRAMMY award winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, pianist Orion Weiss, DJ Marley Carroll, and the Asheville Symphony!
Mozartistic is a family-style hip-hop take on the story of a young Mozart’s tour throughout Europe where his legend took root. Sharp listeners will hear snippets some of Mozart’s most recognizable works including “Alla Turca,” popularly known as the Turkish March, from the final movement of his Piano Sonata No. 11.
Mozartistic puts the legacy of Mozart into a modern context, using stylish rhymes to illuminate Mozart’s prodigious childhood, inspiring infinite possibilities in the young minds that hear it. Starting with some of Mozart’s most famous works, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has re-contextualized them using classic hip-hop beat-making styles, and then taken it one step further by inventing a technique in which a string section mimics the sound of record scratching. These strange bedfellows combine like sweet and sour chicken, with perfect balance and contrast, allowing today’s children to recognize Mozart for the potent rock star he truly was.
About Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is an internationally touring Family Funk Hip Hop artist. As a 20-year veteran of the microphone and beat machine, he combines a deep respect for the arts of rhyme writing and music production with an innately childish mindset. 23 SKIDOO has racked up a 2017 GRAMMY for “Best Children’s Album,” nine #1 hits on SiriusXM, has been glowingly reviewed in TIME, People, USA Today and on NPR’s “All Things Considered”…..twice! He’s played well received sets at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and The Smithsonian and headlined India’s first live music family festival, The Buddy Daddy Family Bash, in 2015. And best of all, he’s rocked hundreds of audiences of happy families, and been played on thousands of stereos, spreading a message of love, creativity, curiosity, wonder and self-acceptance. secretagent23skidoo.com
Header photo by Josh Rhinehart