How to celebrate the incredible talent of Nina Simone? By revisiting her most famous tunes? By trying to imitate her resonant voice? No, rather by re-creating, digressing and rambling on her work, her words and her unequalled political commitment.

The Cincinnati based rapper, singer and beatboxer, as comfortable with Public Enemy's rap as with Archie Shepp's jazz, leads the unclassifiable crossover band Iswhat?! In this project, he re-appropriates the priestess' soul, with impressive musicians, Sophia Domancich on Piano/Fender Rhodes, and the Boxettes with their inimitable beatboxed Vocal Jazz.

Napoleon Maddox: Rap, Slam, Human Beatbox, Chant, Machines
Sophia Domancich: Piano, Machines
The Boxettes (Bellatrix, Alyusha, Neo, Yvette, Kate): Voix, Chant, Human Beatbox

Une co-production entre la Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues (Pantin) et Tribu Festival (Dijon)

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