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07 May 2008

Latest mash-up: COC and hip hop

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080507.whiphop07/BNStory/Entertainment/Music/

066TKasahara-srgb.png(Photo: Kevin Clark)
JOSHUA OSTROFF [Globe and Mail, 7 May 2008]

If you had to pick a pair of musical genres furthest apart from each other, opera and hip hop would be a fairly safe bet. One thing they do share is sizable purist fan bases, which, whether they use the phrase or not, prefer practitioners to keep it real. Nonetheless, these star-crossed genres are coming together in a performance called The Hip Hopera, a new collaboration by the Canadian Opera Company and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

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