Written by Selma and Yohann, 1COM
The 1Com Class as well as two other classes from another high school went by bus on Monday March 26th to Scey sur Saône to the Eco-system hall. We attended a concert by Sorg and Napoleon Maddox.
These two artists are respectively French and Americain artists associated since 2013. They released an EP called 16 Diamonds Written by Sorg, including the title Wild West. They composed and interpreted soul, jazz, hip hop and a bit electro and funk piece of musical work. They produ-ced their first extended play Ribbons organized tours in France.
Napoleon Maddox is a rapper, beatboxer and hip hop singer from Cincinnati in the United States. His goal is to settle in France. His associate Sorg, was born in Vesoul, he is a French music producer, composer, electro beatmaker , from Besançon.
We have been welcomed by Anne Cécile Chazal, the Eco System's representative. She has already come at the Pontarcher higt school to present the organization of the concert hall, as well as the project “current music” in which we were involved.
The D-day, we watched the concert introduced by Sorg’solo on his pad. During his show, Napoleon incited us to sing along and had one student climb onto the stage. At the beginning we were motionless, we did not move at all and Napoleon Maddox knew how to make us relax and make us like his show. They had us sing along. Napoleon Maddox came down from the stage, sang and danced among us.
An interesting conversation
At the end we could ask them questions to know more about them. We happened to know for example that Napoleon Maddox always wanted to visit Vesoul. Sorg took the time to translate back and forth what we or Napoleon Maddox could not understand.
We understood that this kind of music was not commercial, but on the contrary engaged songs, which convey tolerance, respect and equality values. We don’t regret this moment because it was an opportunity for us to discover a new genre of music. We highly recommend you to go and see them.
Projet coanimé et porté par trois enseignantes (Lettres / Anglais / Doc) auprès des élèves de 1COM, dans le cadre du dispositif académique “Musiques actuelles », en partenariat avec les JMF et Echo-System. Article rédigé en anglais dans le cadre de la semaine de la presse.
- Découvrir Sorg & Napoleon maddox
- Jeunesses musicales de France (Besançon) : Tel 03.81.53.17.15 /