Added by Sound Check on May 30, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Looking to accessorize this summer with some fabulous and edgy earrings and rings? Then you are going to fall in love with Purposerosa, “a design house founded by sisters Yarminiah and Yaminah Rosa.” These flashy pieces are sure to turn heads and dazzle in the summer sun or glow in the darkness of the night!
By Aliyah Blackmore, AFROPUNK Contributor *…
Drum and Bass producer Jordana LeSesne got her start playing guitar in punk and metal bands in the late 80's before being turned on to electronica. She quickly found her way into Pittsburgh's nascent rave scene distributing demo tapes of her proto drum and bass throughout the early 90's. She adopted the name 1.8.7 and by 1995 was working with Jungle Sky Records releasing what she defined as American drum and bass.
By Nathan Leigh,…
An unreleased Stevie Wonder song? Just what the doctor ordered! French website Funk-U revealed a snippet of a track they claim is an outtake from the Songs In The Key Of Life recording sessions from 40 years ago. Check out 'So Much In Love' below!…Continue
As anyone who saw Trash Talk's bone crushing set at Afropunk Fest 2013 can attest, there's just about no-one in the modern hardcore scene on their level. Building on last year's triumphant 119, the band blends sludgy guitars with hip-hop nods with their straight-ahead hardcore on their latest No Peace.
By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…
Damn! Erykah Badu will join Dave Chappelle, Janelle Monáe, The Roots and more for series of NY shows at Radio City Music Hall, with a live orchestra. The three shows (June 24-26) will follow Chappelle's sold-out comedy run (June 18-22) at the same venue. Tickets are available here.
How exciting is this? - L.…
Ivoirian Photographer Joana Choumali documents the last generation of African citizens living in a big city like Abidjan with scarification on their faces. The photo series is called 'Hââbré, the last generation' (Hââbré means "writing" and "scarification" in Kô language from Burkina Faso).
Choumali tells us: "This practice is disappearing due to the pressure of religious and state authorities, urban practices and the introduction of clothing in tribes. In many villages,…
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The Zinn Education Project published an article about Memorial Day, or “Decoration Day”, written by David W. Blight. According to him, "The First Decoration Day" was led by people who had recently been freed from slavery in Charleston, SC on May 1, 1865.
At the end of the Civil War, "Thousands of black Charlestonians, most former slaves, remained in the city and conducted a series of commemorations to declare their sense of the meaning of the war. The largest of these…
This summer I am completely here for the very flowy relaxed outfits—starting simple and building off of a fresh palette is the way to go. For some reason I just have a great feeling about this summer, and maybe that is because I just completed final exams and look forward to long days of soaking up sun, art, laying on the grass, listening to music, biking, exploring, eating, and being the free spirit that I am. Go out with a kick this summer! Pair a t-shirts and jean shorts or a…Continue
It’s possible to catch just a small chapter of one’s life story through a single image, or at least be open-minded enough to create one. The solemn expression, and majestic grey hair of the beautiful Trinidadian woman whom photographer Sasha Phyars-Burgess has captured, acts as a canvas for creative minds like myself. Curiosity arises as an alarm in my thoughts wondering, ‘what exactly was Sasha thinking when seizing moments like these?’ or better yet, 'What is her subjects…Continue
Depending on your tastes, you either know James Fauntleroy as the singer of boundary pushing collective Cocaine 80s or as one of Justin Timberlake's primary writing collaborators on the contract fulfilling The 20/20 Experience. Check out his latest track, "Understand."…Continue
Added by Sound Check on May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
New music from Baltimore electro artist Spank Rock called "Vertigo"
Estère is so fun-kay! Check her video for 'I SPY'. More about Estère + Free download of her debut album here. Woo!
Teenage metal band, AFROPUNK Fest alums Unlocking The Truth will be opening for Guns N' Roses for two shows at The Joint in Las Vegas in June. Congrats boys! Click here for tickets.
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When the original Annie movie was released in 1982, I was ten years old living in idyllic and beautiful Southern California, Pasadena to be exact, a short drive without traffic to the streets of Hollywood where tourists congregate attempting to catch a glimpse of some star. My mother often took us on aimless and destination unknown car trips around Los Angeles. We'd throw in a couple of friends on occasion and our dog Patches, a very nervous Shetland Sheepdog. We loved…Continue
Added by Sound Check on May 20, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments