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AFROPUNK Paris Activism Row: these organizations are doing important work in the city

is only days away! And though this year's festival features our most exciting lineup yet (including Yasiin Bey [Mos Def], Macy Gray, Laura Mvula and more!), we're not only here for entertainment. We have also partnered with organizations on the ground who are dedicated to bringing AFROPUNK's mission of "giving voice to the unwritten, unwelcome and unseen" to life. From providing critical support to migrants, promoting Afro-feminism, and protecting LGBTQ communities,…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on July 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Paris voguers & Big Freedia will be in the house for AFROPUNK Fancy Dress Ball!

Bounce, a ball, and beautiful gowns! AFROPUNK invites you to experience it all on Friday July 14 at Le Trabendo for the second Parisian edition of its legendary NY party: The Fancy Dress Ball.



Taking place the day before the AFROPUNK Paris…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on July 6, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments

10 dope vendors to check out while at AFROPUNK Paris next week!

AFROPUNK Paris 2017 is right around the corner! In addition to our most exciting lineup yet (including Yasiin Bey [Mos Def], Macy Gray, Laura Mvula and more!) and our customizable Travel Packages, we've ensured that this year's festival will be the best one yet with…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on July 5, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

10 dope Black-owned restaurants, bars, and businesses to check out in London while you're in town for AFROPUNK London

AFROPUNK London 2017 is right around the corner! While you're in town from July 22-23 (after copping one of our customizable Travel Packages so that you get the most bang for your buck) for our most exciting lineup yet (including The Internet, Lianne La Havis, Corinne Bailey Rae and more!), we've compiled this list of…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on June 28, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK Joins Sounds of Freedom Programming at Basha Uhuru

In association with Nando’s and the Department of Arts & Culture, AFROPUNK is hosting a stage, apart of Sounds of Freedom, in Constitution Hill’s Marshalling Yard for the Basha Uhuru Freedom Fest. Inspired by a 1976 peaceful protest facilitated by students in the streets of Soweto…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on June 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Black Paris: from James Baldwin's writing spot to Josephine Baker's cabaret, 10 places to see in Paris

AFROPUNK Paris 2017 is right around the corner! In addition to our most exciting lineup yet (including Yasiin Bey [Mos Def], Macy Gray, Laura Mvula and more!) and our customizable Travel Packages, to ensure your experience is the…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on June 19, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Afro-Dynamism: On a digital and global conscience – an essay by Rokhaya Diallo

Banner photo: Jaden Smith at AFROPUNK Paris 2015 via Mathieu Bitton



In July of 2016, the streets of Paris resonated with an affirmative cry born on the other side of the Atlantic. Thousands of protesters came together after the death of Adama Traoré, a young black French man who died in a Parisian suburb…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on June 12, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK London Announces More Talent, Spinthrift Market and More!

Day splits are here! We are thrilled to announce that THE INTERNET,  KIAH VICTORIA, LIAM BAILEY, DON LETTS and THE BOTS have been added to AFROPUNK London! Meet us at London's freshest venue, PRINTWORKS, on July 22/23!



They will be joining LIANNE LA HAVAS, NAO, THUNDERCAT, DANNY BROWN, JME, WILLOW SMITH, LITTLE…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on June 6, 2017 at 7:17pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK Brooklyn Announces Headliners and More!

Brooklyn! We are excited to announce two additional super-special headliners for this year's AFROPUNK: the one and only Raphael Saadiq, and the incomparable Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. But wait, there's more. We are also proud to announce the addition of the new Pink Stage, which will feature a host of the best young bands including THE…

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Added by AFROPUNK Events on June 6, 2017 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment


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