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Big News! New AFROPUNK.com website launching July 13

To All Members of the AFROPUNK Community -



We have some really big news that we wanted to tell you before we tell anybody else:



On July 13, we will be re-launching our website, AFROPUNK.com. It will be a beautiful new version of the site you all know and love, updated for the modern media world. Among the new features will be an improved AFROPUNK.com experience on your mobile devices, a more fluid interaction between…

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Added by AFROPUNK on July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Visual artist dreams up pastel world of kawaii creatures with 'Hello Trilly' series

With whimsical character illustrations fit for Cartoon Network, Los Angeles-based designer/visual artist Michael White is dreaming up a playful world of fantasy. In Michael’s Hello Trilly world of kawaii creatures, characters us their hair to levitate, some have cat ears tucked behind a mask, others have a sweet set of multi-colored wings, vampire teeth, and more! Depicting these characters in multiple styles, ranging from a contemporary digital art style that lends…

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

Want To Join The AFROPUNK London Street Team?

AFROPUNK was created for the marginalised, the disregarded and the voiceless underdogs who aim to be change makers in our world.



This summer, the London festival returns for the 2nd year and with that, the Street Team Campaign for 2017 have collaborated with Bigga Fish.



Bigga Fish is a youth led organisation working across the nation to empower young people to have a creative voice. As the great Wiley said, “Bigga Fish is part of the foundation of Grime…

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Added by AFROPUNK on June 1, 2017 at 9:22pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK London BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2017

LONDON GET READY



Think you’ve got what it takes to play the big stage at AFROPUNK? Here’s your shot.



Simply upload your track to enter our BATTLE OF THE BANDS London competition. AFROPUNK will be choosing the top 25 artists and fans will vote to chose the top 4 finalist. Finalist will then compete at our BATTLE OF THE BANDS final live show being held at The Sackler Space at the Roundhouse on July 20th.



To enter BATTLE OF THE BANDS…

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Added by AFROPUNK on June 1, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK Atlanta: Carnival of Consciousness 2017 Line-Up

We are back this year with our 2nd edition of AFROPUNK Presents the Carnival of Consciousness Atlanta! Meet us at 787 Windsor on Oct 14/15 to celebrate contemporary expression and youthful black consciousness with a weekend-long retreat of music, art, film, salons, and lectures.



Joining us this year will be Solange, Willow Smith, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Young Fathers, Algiers, Moses Sumney, Sam Dew, Kevin Abstract, Princess Nokia, Jamila Woods, Loaf…

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Added by AFROPUNK on May 30, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

BATTLE OF THE BANDS Brooklyn 2017

BROOKLYN GET READY



BROOKLYN! Think you’ve got what it takes to play the big stage at AFROPUNK? Here’s your shot.



Simply upload your track, and get your fans to vote for you. The top 16 bands will battle it out over four nights at our semi-final shows at The Knitting Factory between July 26 - 29, with the winner of each semi-final show going on to our final on August 11. The winner of the final will perform at this year’s AFROPUNK, taking place on…

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Added by AFROPUNK on May 23, 2017 at 1:14pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK LONDON 2017 JULY 22ND-23RD WITH LIANNE LA HAVAS, NAO, THUNDERCAT, DANNY BROWN, WILLOW SMITH & more

“WE THE PEOPLE” - AFROPUNK TO RETURN TO LONDON ACROSS FULL WEEKEND THIS JULY 22ND-23RD. HEAVY BILL OF ARTISTS…

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Added by AFROPUNK on April 25, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

We celebrate NYC club culture at its most inclusive with Juliana Huxtable and more

May 7: A Bed-Stuy Function with Juliana Huxtable, Tygapaw, Bearcat, Papi Juice, FXWRK and stud1nt (KUNQ) @ Sugarhill



Over the past few years, Bed-Stuy has become a hotbed of innovative dance music and party culture. On May 7, we bring some of the Brooklyn neighborhood’s most groundbreaking party collectives and DJs together at Sugarhill. Juliana Huxtable’s bold creative vision has brought her art and performance pieces to New York’s MoMA, New Museum and the…

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Added by AFROPUNK on April 21, 2017 at 4:13pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES ANNUAL NYC FESTIVAL LINEUP FOR AUGUST 26 & 27TH

BROOKLYN LINEUP TO INCLUDE A SAINT HERON CURATED STAGE FEATURING SAMPHA, THUNDERCAT, SINKANE + TBA SPECIAL GUESTS ALONG WITH A KAYTRANADA & FRIENDS CURATED STAGE FEATURING KAYTRANADA, NAO, SANGO, J ROCC w/ KARRIEM RIGGINS & MORE



OTHER ACTS TO INCLUDE SOUL II SOUL, DIZZEE RASCAL, GARY CLARK JR., MICHAEL KIWANUKA MACY GRAY, SZA, WILLOW SMITH, SERPENTWITHFEET, AND MANY MORE



The world renowned festival, AFROPUNK BROOKLYN, has announced the lineup for…
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Added by AFROPUNK on April 6, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tomi Lahren is suspended for being pro-choice, being a racist bigot was OK though?

Racist conservative commentator Tomi Lahren was suspended from her job at TheBlaze for “at least a week” following comments made while appearing on The View that she was, somehow, pro-choice. "I can sit ... as a Republican, and I can say that 'You know what, I'm for limited government, so stay out of my guns and you can stay out of my body as well,'" Lahren said on Friday. She went on to call fellow Republicans who believe in small government, but believe the government should… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2017 at 10:26am — No Comments

Black Like Basquiat — An essay by Ekow Eshun

Lately I’ve been asking myself the question, how does it feel to be black? Specifically, that is, in a period marked by unprecedented visibility and perilous vulnerability for black people. An era of dizzying artistic achievement, from Steve McQueen and Kendrick Lamar to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Marlon James and Ta-Nehisi Coates. And an era of racist oppression and murder, from the streets of Ferguson to a church full of worshippers in Charleston.



The answer to…

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Added by AFROPUNK on March 14, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

AFROPUNK cooking up Black Protest show at The Apollo ft. Robert Glasper, Jill Scott, Bilal, and more

Topping off AFROPUNK The Takeover - Harlem this Sunday Robert Glasper, Jill Scott, Bilal, TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Toshi Reagon, and more are coming together for an unforgettable night of music to celebrate the sounds of a movement and proud black heritage. Join us and The Apollo Theater for Unapologetically Black - The African-American Songbook Remix this Saturday night, Feb. 25, shows at 7:30PM and 11PM! Get tickets, …

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 22, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Unapologetically Black: The African-American musical standards of the 20th century and today

The Great American Songbook is the unofficial canon of the most influential musical standards and popular songs from the earlier half of the 20th century, mainly by white composers like Jonny Mercer, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and more. This canon is stacked with some of the greatest songs of all time, but how can you look at game-changing American music that reverberates throughout cultural and society without recognizing the songs created…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 15, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Unapologetically Black: Black protest music is vital to the resistance

Musical excellence has always been a part of the black community's rich legacy of achievement and pro-black expression in the arts. This tradition best exemplified in the protest music that documented the struggles of their day and became soundtracks for the movement. Songs by artists like Nina Simone…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 8, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PARIS 2017: Devenez le visage d’AFROPUNK!

Cette année nous avons décidé de faire appel à la communauté AFROPUNK pour trouver parmi vous notre ambassadeur ou ambassadrice qui figurera sur les visuels du festival AFROPUNK PARIS 2017!

La séance photo aura lieu le 30 ou le 31 janvier à Paris selon disponibilité, sous l’objectif d’Ojoz, un de nos photographes préférés dont on ne présente plus le travail.

Si vous…

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 25, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Takeover - Harlem

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

AFROPUNK Paris is looking for the intern of the century! :)

AFROPUNK Family, we're looking for an intern to assist in the production and promotion of the AFROPUNK Paris Fest 2017. The internship will take place in a Paris-based office and candidates must be fluent in French.

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Le/la stagiaire participera en étroite collaboration avec l'équipe AFROPUNK Paris à la mise en œuvre d’un certain nombre de manifestations AFROPUNK 2017, à la constitution et au suivi d’outils de gestion, aux actions…

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Added by AFROPUNK on January 4, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Message To The AFROPUNK Community

Added by AFROPUNK on November 24, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2016 Attendees - What You Need To Know

Greetings!!!

AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2016 is drawing near and we are excited to share the festive weekend with you. Below are useful housekeeping notes to help you have a seamless experience. Please read over the contents prior to your…

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 23, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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