Napoleon Maddox is a true hip-hop ambassador! He works as a writer, producer, human beat-box artist, vocalist and DJ. He's the leader of a progressive hip-hop band called ISWHAT?! and the lyrical half of the mesmerizing duo, Sorg & Napoleon Maddox He is also the creative director and principal actor in a ground breaking multimedia show telling the true story of his famous great grand aunts, conjoined Millie-Christine McKoy.
Finding Your Voice through Hip-Hop
Curriculum: Music, Social Emotional Learning
This flexible program can be a performance, workshop, or residency. During a performance, featuring full band, duet or solo, Napoleon will also share his personal, musical, and professional journey. He will explain how being a creative Hip-hop artist and performer has enhanced his critical thinking abilities. If time permits, the session could become a collaborative performance with audience participation. Single session workshops can focus on Beat-boxing and Hip-hop song writing. Residencies can culminate in a final performance by the participants.
Recommended Grades: PS-12
Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $450 each session
Max #Sessions per Day: 3
Journey of Duality
Curriculum: Cultural Connections, Creative Writing, Music, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies
In this multi-media presentation of film and live music performance, Napoleon Maddox shares the true story of his celebrated great-grand aunts, Millie-Christine McKoy, who were conjoined twins in the mid-1800s. This presentation is a dialogue of past with the present and explores the theme of duality through language (French and English), music (Jazz and Hip-hop), time-space continuum (ancient and contemporary), identity (African-American), and personage (Millie-Christine). Schools may add writing workshops on the same day of the performance.
$350 each session
WRITING WORKSHOP (same day as presentation)
Maximum Audience: 25
$200 each session