WILMINGTON – Wilmington College presents hip-hop duo, Sorg & Napoleon Maddox, in concert Monday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hugh G. Heiland Theater.
The Department of Music and the Diversity + Inclusion Office are co-sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. The Heiland Theater is located in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center at the corner of College and Douglas streets.
DJ Sorg and Napoleon Maddox are known to many for presenting “breakthrough” music that combines Maddox’s lyrics with Sorg’s imaginative beats and soundscapes.
Their songs often weave personal and emotional stories with historical backdrops. Indeed, their latest project tells the story of the Haitian revolutionary, Toussaint Louverture.
The duo use music as a tool to address issues such as race and socio-economic class in the fight for social justice. Sorg & Napoleon Maddox will offer a 30-minute Q&A “talkback” after their one-hour concert. They plan to visit the classrooms on the day of their concert.
Sorg and Napoleon Maddox’s campus tour caps off a week-long Underworld Black Arts Festival Maddox is taking place in Cincinnati to “amplify rich, colorful, and nuanced black arts traditions.”
Left to right are Napoleon Maddox and DJ Sorg.