Word of Mouth Cincinnati (WoMC), a literary event consisting of both an Open Mic and a Feature Performance, runs the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. upstairs at MOTR Pub.
Word of Mouth Cincinnati, which began in January 2014, is co-hosted by fellow writers Jim Palmarini and Mark Flanigan. It was founded in memory of the late Aralee Strange who, after many years living, writing and producing work in the Cincinnati area, moved to Athens, Georgia where she co-founded Athens Word of Mouth.
WoMC is an intentional arc of both past and future utterance, inspired by our most revered voice, with a nod to her Athens, GA compatriots. Word of Mouth asks poets to Show Up, Mouth Off and Pay Attention.
Our feature on July 25, 2017 is Napoleon Maddox (Cincinnati, OH).
Napoleon Maddox is a producer, human beatbox artist and vocalist. He has recorded and performed music for several cable and public television programs in the US, as well as for The Arte network in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Well-known for his collaborations and creations across a wide array of artists in varied disciplines, Napoleon has worked as music director for world-renowned fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and French director Louis J. Gore on several projects in Paris, France.
He’s also worked with highly respected hip-hop, rock, jazz, and classical musicians including Chuck D, Glen Hansard, DJ Spinna, DJ Logic, Archie Shepp, Vernon Reid and the late great Les Paul. Napoleon has also worked with the US Embassy and Departments of Cultural Affairs in England, France, Estonia, Serbia, Germany and Morocco.
Admission to Word of Mouth Cincinnati is free and open to all ages, although some content may contain adult themes and language.