MIAMI —Talib Kweli’s buzzworthy duo act Idle Warship with singer/songwriter Res made its anticipated Florida premiere launching the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ inaugural 2012-13 Live At Knight series at the center’s Knight Concert Hall.
In 2009, the famed rapper joined longtime collaborator Res, a Billboard Dance chart-topping artist and model, to form this new music venture.
The hip-hop/electro duo released their first official album, Habits of the Heart, in November 2011.
A nine-piece chamber orchestra accompanied Idle Warship throughout the evening, headed by local conductor and composer Sam Hyken, who led his classical players to create an unconventional and memorable way of listening to hip-hop.
The Oct. 19 performance marked the first time Talib Kweli worked with an orchestral section.
The Live At Knight Series performances also include Macy Gray on Nov. 8.