Classically Contempo: Covering the change they wish to see in the world
Mikki & Nina have been collaborating and performing together since 2015. Multi-instrumentalist Mikki Lim (UC, Santa Cruz College 10) began studying piano at age four. Violinist Nina Lim (UC, Santa Barbara) started her focus in choir and percussion in high school. In June of 2020, Mikki and Nina used their Classically Contempo Instagram platform to call attention to the ongoing discrimination and unjust tragedies experienced in the Black community by covering songs at the request of followers who donated to organizations. In light of the hate crimes against members of the AA/PI community, Classically Contempo has continued their efforts in donating to these important organizations: Campaign Zero, Black Visions Collective, Philippine International Aid, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and National Black Justice Coalition. To this date, Classically Contempo has raised $400 for Black Lives Matter, thousands of dollars for AA/PI over the years, and through their virtual fundraiser concert helped 1,500 children and their families with COVID-19 relief packages. Through their actions, Mikki & Nina continue to use their platform to inspiring and help others be the change in the world.
Thursday, April 22 at 4:30pm to 5:00pm