The hip-hop artist Kanye West has lately taken an interest in the music of Caroline Shaw, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for her work Partita. West was present for Roomful of Teeth's rendition of Shaw's Partita at Disney Hall last May and went backstage to meet the performers. In September, he invited Roomful of Teeth to join him at a show at the Hollywood Bowl, and, as the video above attests, on Saturday night Shaw appeared with West at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser attended by President Obama. All this raises the question: can contemporary classical music save hip-hop?
Previously: Classical music is tight yo.
Pathetic clarification: The last sentence of this post is an ironic inversion of the "Can __ save classical music?" cliché.
Update: West has released a track featuring Shaw.