Guardians of Sound under the artistic direction of Michael Chapman presents The Acoustic Hip Hop Ensemble featuring original conscious hip hop works and instrumental pieces.
The Acoustic Hip Hop Ensemble is the realization of an Advancing Black Arts Award received by Michael Chapman from The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.
Christian Nowlin (writer, producer, lyricist)
Idasa Tariq (writer, producer, lyricist)
Ryan McMasters (composer, arranger, bassist)
Brittany Trotter (flutist)
Kathleen Andrews (violinist)
Ahmer’e Blackman (cellist)
Ayesha Scott (vocalist)
and Sean McMasters (percussionist)