Jazz & Blues

Abstract Orchestra plays Madvillainy

Blending jazz orchestration with hip-hop beats and MCs, the 18-piece Abstract Orchestra recreates the critically acclaimed album, Madvillainy.

In 2004, a pair of hip-hop powerhouses, MF Doom and Madlib, joined forces to create Madvillainy, a musical masterpiece that will live long in rap folklore.

With Madlib's peerless production techniques and Doom's unmistakably laid-back flow, the record has earned tons of accolades, appearing in numerous 'Best Albums of All Time' lists, while also inspiring a raft of new rappers and producers including Joey Bada$$, Tyler, The Creator, Danny Brown, Flying Lotus and lots more.

While hip-hop fans eagerly await a follow up to Madvillainy, there is good news for English fans of the record as the UK's premier hip-hop big band, The Abstract Orchestra, recreates the album in full across a slew of shows this Autumn.

Influenced by the performances of The Roots with Jay Z, the Abstract Orchestra is made up of some of the most talented musicians in the UK who have worked with some of the biggest artists in the world, and is dedicated to honing its sound to exhibit top hip-hop recreations.

Dates & times

14 Apr 2018
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)


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