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Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


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Napoleon Maddox presents the culmination of his art-making and music production workshops with Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy high school students in this live performance. Drawing from an archive of found objects, memories, and sounds, students will present their work alongside Maddox. This performance also heralds the opening of the accompanying exhibition for the series, What You Holdin'?

This performance is free and open to the public, however due to limited seating registration is recommended, sign up here.

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Napoleon Maddox is a hip-hop ambassador, writer, producer, human beat-box artist. His artistic practice is rooted in the crafting and sharing of stories of heritage and parables of shared wisdom. He is the leader of a Hip-hop/Free Jazz band called ISWHAT?!, and the lyrical half of the mesmerizing duo, Sorg & Napoleon Maddox. In 2017, as creative director he premiered a groundbreaking multimedia show telling the true story of his great-grand aunts, conjoined Millie-Christine McKoy. He’s also worked with respected artists such as Chuck D, DJ Spinna, DJ Logic, Glen Hansard, Vernon Reid, Archie Shepp, and the late great Les Paul. Maddox’s visual and performing work have been a part of his artistic expression since childhood.

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What You Holdin'? Performance with CCPA and Napoleon Maddox

What You Holdin'? Performance with CCPA and Napoleon Maddox


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