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Emmy award winning videographer, producer and creative visionary, Don Napoleon has an unparalleled eye for capturing moments and translating them into the compelling message that his clients want to convey

Saturday, October 9, 2010

MOROCCO the Step Afrika! experience....

"7 Days in Morocco" is a Documentary in the making...
Step Afrika...asked Emmy Award Winning Producer Don Napoleon to document the trip.

The Essaouira gnaoua festival is been celebrated in Essaouira. It is a quaint port that is been painted in white and blue color, moreover is an idyllic resort for the majority of the travelers. As any traveler would dream this place is quite laid-back as well as vibrant, it is distinctive yet comforting. Within this astonishing melting pot of jazz, music, rock, as well as world musicians craft innovative fusions in the theater as well as share the musical cultures.

Stay tune for the Documentary series...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Iyanla Vanzant & IBWPPI on Capitol Hill, The devastation in Haiti continues...

IBWPPI will convene hearings and discussions to identify and support sustainable women leadership models that Haitian women's organizations have been developing for years.

The nation's infrastructure is in shambles, the rebuilding of Haitian society over the coming years and in the midst of emergency reconstruction efforts provides the opportunity to make the emergence of women's leadership and their crucial role a priority now.

IBWPPI will be working with Haitian Women Leaders, U.S. based women's organizations and women's circles to build sustainable models of leadership that will help to restore the lives of the Haitian people in the coming years.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Don Napoleon "Makes it Happen": Step Afrika HPS VIP night Shocks the DC are with an Awesome performance!

Don Napoleon "Makes it Happen": Step Afrika HPS VIP night Shocks the DC are with an Awesome performance!

Step Afrika HPS VIP night Shocks the DC area with an Awesome performance!

Step Afrika! is the critically acclaimed company celebrated worldwide for its performance of stepping, an exciting dance form combining rhythmic footwork, body percussion, and spirited vocalizing.

Cited by Washingtonian as “a showstopper” and “one of 20 groups in DC well worth a trip to the theater,” each artist in Step Afrika! functions as a one-person band without instruments, creating a veritable wall of sound through the syncopated interplay of hands, feet, and voice. In its biggest production of the year, Step Afrika! will present a range of works featuring ten world-class performers.

In a Sold out Crowd on VIP night Step Afrika shocked the District with an Awesome performance and visuals that captivated the audience....!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Access granted by Step Afrika on the Road back to DC...

Each year the Step Afrika theater company travels around the world performing in Africa, South America and all over the US...I was challenged this year to document there road trip to MN. An intense and exciting trip can be scene in 2 minutes...

check out a snap shot look at Behind the Scenes of Step Afrika on the road.. to see more visit and purchase tickets to the Home Performance Shows in June 2010... Web: Home Performance Series 2010 is around the corner. Tickets are ON SALE NOW! Get your TODAY!

Monday, March 29, 2010

TOUR D3 GEEZY "House Party"

TOUR D3 GEEZY "House Party"
Gearshift TV Photographer/Producer Don Napoleon was hired again by Tour D3 Geezy..
and this time taking it back to the old School was in effect "House Party" the movie was featured...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chilling, Impacting One-Woman Play "The Bridge of Bodies " continues to support the cause in Haiti...

30 plus days later after the Earth quake in Haiti and the dust has settled, the media's attention is off Haiti, but we Haitian Americans continue to support the cause in our country. Tonight I covered The Bridge of Bodies is a one-woman, 16 character play, Which gave me chills and brought me back to my homeland, this play tells the tale of Marie-Therese, a college student who has little recollection of why she and her mother immigrated to the United States so long ago. Plagued with nightmares and a need to know the truth about what happened, Marie-Therese returns to her native country of Haiti to put together the pieces of the puzzle of her past. The Bridge of Bodies is performed in English, French and Haitian Creole.Written and Performed by Kathleen Gonzales, Directed by Patrick Crowley. PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE REBUILDING CAUSE IN HAITI!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Art(202) Program is now airing in Washington, DC

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Announces Premiere of 'Art(202)TV'

Contacts: Deirdre Ehlen, DCCAH; Kenneth Borden, OCT

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in partnership with the DC Office of Cable Television (OCT), announces the premiere of Art (202) TV, an innovative one-hour television segment that showcases the diverse talents of the District’s art scene. Art (202) TV will be featured on TV-16 of the District’s cable system on Fridays at 9 pm and Saturdays at 11 pm.

Art(202)TV gives viewers the opportunity to discover the evolving landscape of the District’s arts community. The new show spotlights artistic movements from across the city that are creating and solidifying Washington, DC as a world class cultural destination. Content will highlight gallery exhibitions, performances, cultural festivals, video art, and short films.

This one-hour show will feature originally produced content by the Media Lab of DCCAH covering organizations and artists such as Life Pieces to Master Pieces, Holly Bass and event coverage such as Art Salon. The majority of programming will be acquired from organizations like The Washington Ballet, FotoWeekDC and Washington Project for the Arts, repurposed for promotional-use to air on Art(202)TV.

DCCAH Executive Director Gloria Nauden says “One of our goals is to raise the profile of our 500-plus grantees, who reflect DC arts and culture, and to acknowledge their tremendous contribution to our community. Art(202)TV is the most powerful conduit to accomplishing this goal, leveraging the access to content and distribution. We are excited to work with OCT to present programming that highlights and makes relevant the District’s art scene.”

“Washington, DC has such a rich, diverse artistic history, present and future. We are pleased to partner with DCCAH to include Art(202) in our TV-16 broadcast line up so that viewers can have access to the best that DC has to offer,” said OCT Director, Eric E. Richardson.

DCCAH is currently accepting digital material from all District artists and organizations to be considered for Art (202)TV. To submit video content contact

Premiered Friday, February 26, 2010 at 9 pm
Continuing every Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 11 pm

Where: TV-16 (District Cable System-Comcast-RCN-Verizon)

See to the past show: log onto the following url:

Friday, February 19, 2010

More from New York Fashion wk 2010!

click on the link above to see more photos of Fashion Week, Need a photographer for your next event Contact me today

NewYork Fashion Week 2010 captured!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week » New York » Fall 2010 Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez, Pamella Roland and Max Azria showed Spring 2010 collections.Bryant Park became the beacon of what New York fashion stands for - an industry that's · MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BRINGS EXCITEMENT, GLAMOUR AND FEELINGS and DC/Gearshift TV Photographer, Don Napoleon was hired by Fashion Stylist/Designer Stephany Greene and Producer Will Marshall to capture the Style, Fashion and Passion of this years collections.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The 2nd 2010 Winter Storm in DC

Tne 2nd Winter Storm to hit Washington, DC, back to back. Photos of the night before and the next day. Snow has doubled up in the entire DC, Md, Va area. I wonder what else I could be doing now....cabin fever is the

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winter in DC!

Winter in Washington, DC thru the eyes of the Napoleons

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fwd: The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Charity Event by

Subject: The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Charity Event by

This month's event will help support The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Washington DC.
The foundation has helped continue research in the field of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today,
the foundation funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early
stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research.
Lucky Strike - Gallery Place, January 18, 2009
thanks again for your support, for more information visist: GVC3
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