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AFROPUNK's Blog – February 2012 Archive (9)

After The New Music, Santigold Reveals Dramatic Cover Art For Upcoming Album

Santigold shared the cover art of her upcoming album with The New York Times, and it doesn't disappoint. Photographer Jason Schmidt did a great job shooting Santi as 3 different characters, and visual artist Kehinde Wiley contributed a painting of her as an army officer. The album 'Master of My Make-Believe' is due out May 1st. Check out the art below + making-of video + 2 songs off the album.…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 29, 2012 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Bad Brains Movie + US East Coast Tour Dates

It's coming! The Bad Brains movie 'Bad Brains: Band in DC' will be making its world premiere at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Check out the trailer and show times below for a little taste of what to expect. The legendary punk/reggae band is also playing a few US East Coast shows in April - see schedule below. Are you ready?…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 23, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

AP Quickie: Fishbone Docu 'Everyday Sunshine' Now On DVD

Remember when we told you about documentary 'Everyday Sunshine', about ska/punk/funk pioneers Fishbone, being released and making the festival rounds? It is now out on DVD! (available here). Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the film offers an intimate look at the band past and present, their struggles, their passion for music, their unique place in the music industry. Featuring exclusive footage from early…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 22, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Violence "Interrupters" - Catch This Moving Documentary On Frontline (PBS) Feb. 14th

"During one weekend in 2008, 37 people were shot in Chicago, seven of them fatally. It was the year Chicago became a posterchild city of America’s gang problem." "On Feb. 14, FRONTLINE presents the television premiere of the award-winning documentary The Interrupters, the moving story of three dedicated “violence interrupters”—Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra—who, with bravado, humility and…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Saul Williams Kicking Off North American Tour Feb 17th!

Saul Williams is kicking off his pretty extensive North American Tour 2012 in New York on February 17th! 28 dates have been announced so far (US & Canada). His 4th studio album 'Volcanic Sunlight' was released in the US a few months ago, and now it's time to live the tracks in a Live setting. You might know from …

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 13, 2012 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Free Download: Gordon Voidwell Unleashes His 'MalcolmXXXMclaren' Mixtape

Keeping it real but always fabulous (no small feat), electro-funk-rock artist Gordon Voidwell is going to make you dance with his new mixtape 'MalcolmXXXMclaren'. Here's what his camp said: "Bronx-bred style child Gordon Voidwell releases the 22-song MalcolmXXXMclaren mixtape this February, just in time to coincide with (or rather to “complicate,” as Voidwell puts it) the onset of Black History Month. The highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s Voided Checks mixtape finds the…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 6, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

'The View' Shouts Out AP Member Nikki Lynette's Satirical BHM Blog Post About Her White Friends

In addition to being a singer/MC/producer, Afropunk.com member Nikki Lynette blogs. Her satirical Black History Month post "10 things my White Friends should do for me during BHM" got some love on national TV (and obviously…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 6, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Cee Lo Green, M.I.A. & More Shake Up Super Bowl Halftime Show With Madonna

What the HELL does the Super Bowl have to do with Afro-punk you ask? Get over yourself and quit whining already! :-P For starters, Cee Lo Green (who was on last year's Afro-punk Festival line-up) got to share his badassness on stage, font and center. That's not all: featured performer Madonna also invited M.I.A. (a fave with AP readers) - who ended up giving the middle-finger to the millions of viewers, but we wouldn't expect less from her (see video below).

Overall, a very…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 6, 2012 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Black History Month: Give Malcolm X A National Holiday Already?

It's pretty muck Black History Month all-year long around here, but today we'd like to talk about the suggestion that Malcolm X deserves the recognition of having a federal holiday in his name. Time Magazine recently published a piece by Touré, in which the writer states:

"We should seriously consider a national holiday celebrating the life of a man who…

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Added by AFROPUNK on February 1, 2012 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

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