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Featured Blog Posts – May 2012 Archive (9)

Spotlight On Funky Lady Andy Allo (Prince Collaborator, Singer, Songwriter, Guitar Player)

Today we're putting the spotlight on Ms. Andy Allo. This funky lady is a Cameroonian singer, songwriter and guitar player who has toured extensively with Prince. She also released a solo album in 2009 and has a new project coming this summer. Scroll down to check out some of her music, footage of her on stage with Prince and more. How dope is this? - Lou C-D…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Donna Summer: The Original Dance-Punk

From 1974's Love To Love You Baby until 1983's She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer was an unstoppable force on the pop landscape. Spawning 14 Top 10 singles in her decade long collaboration with producer Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer's soulful coo has had a profound influence on nearly every female pop vocalist from the last 3 decades. In memory of her tragic death from lung cancer last week, we're looking at her slightly less celebrated legacy as the…


Added by Sound Check on May 25, 2012 at 10:15am — 3 Comments

Black Witch: "Okay, Mr. Illuminati: Redux"

If you’ve been a long time reader of this blog, you most likely saw my first (and only?) mention of secret societies on BW: “Okay, Mr. Illuminati” (Afro-Punk's Version). I still think that is among one of my favorite posts. This is a revisit…


Added by The Establishment on May 25, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Black Yale Students Take A Field Trip To... Cuba, Get A Taste Of "Revolution"

Director Robin J. Hayes is sharing his 'Black and Cuba' project with the Afro-punk community. Hayes says: "It shows how communities of color work together to overcome obstacles and create change." "At Yale ten years ago, I started the journey of making 'Black and Cuba' with a vibrant, brilliant group of friends. Feeling like misfits at this elite institution, we banded together and adventured to Cuba to see how revolution lives. During our journey, we discovered how love will…


Added by The Establishment on May 23, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Spotlight on 'Brooklyn Boheme' Documentary

Some of the footage for this documentary was shot at the Afro-punk Festival! "Brooklyn Boheme is a love letter to a vibrant African American artistic community who resided in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Brooklyn during the 80′s and 90′s that included the great Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, Talib Kweli just to name a few. Narrated and written by Fort Greene resident Nelson George, this feature length documentary celebrates…


Added by Eye Candy on May 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Time To Laugh Your Ass Off: Reggie Watts Is Coming To Your Area + New DVD

In case you didn't know, Reggie Watts is a real talented comedian/musician/vocalist/beatboxer. Yes, he's funny, but there's also real musical badassness there too, you heard? On the heels of his latest Comedy Central special (Live at Central Park), a new CD/DVD of the show is set for release on May 15th.

Watts also has a slew of tour dates coming up in the US. New York, Philly, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans and more cities have been…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 11, 2012 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Win Tix To The AP 'Triptych' Screening & After-Party 5/24 @ Brooklyn Museum

Hey guys, as you know we're very excited about our short film series 
The Triptych, highlighting the work of visual artists Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne and Wangechi Mutu (see trailers below).

Here's the deal: we want you to attend the screening at the Brooklyn Museum on May 24th and the after-party. To enter to win tickets, you just…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 9, 2012 at 3:23am — 1 Comment

Andre 3000 Will Play Jimi Hendrix In Biopic

Rumors had been circulating for a minute, some said Jimi Hendrix's estate initially refused to authorize the use of his music in the movie. But
The Irish Film & Television Network (IFTN) revealed that ‘All Is By My Side’, the Jimi biopic project starring Outkast's Andre 3000, is moving forward. Filming/production will reportedly begin later this month in Ireland, under director John Ridley's watch.

"The film will be set…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 7, 2012 at 6:30am — 25 Comments

Introducing AWK (Art World Killer, Formerly Known as Kudu!)

So excited to get confirmation that indie band Kudu (an AP favorite) is being resurrected under the name AWK (i.e. Art World Killer). Expect an album this fall, but in meanwhile, we have new music and visuals for ya! (see below)

Singer/songwriter Sylvia Black, aka Betty Black (listen to her solo project here), is telling us: "Art World Killer (AWK) was born after after KUDU's…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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