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Hello AFROPUNK Family,

We would like to talk to you about the fact that after 10 years going ad-free, we are going to put some advertising on in order to help cover the costs of sustaining the company, keeping the website online, offering you great content and of course creating…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 6, 2013 at 10:40am — 4 Comments

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today we remember Dr. King on inauguration day of Barack Obama. The crowds today are similar to Dr. Kings 'March on Washington' crowd showing the significance of Dreams coming to pass. How do YOU think we can continue to evolve and develop Dr. Kings dream in current…

Added by AFROPUNK on January 21, 2013 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Free Download: Fela Kuti Mixtape/Audio Doc

A special trick AND treat: “Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed” (free download below), produced by Teck-Zilla of Nigerian artist collective Str8buttah.

Here's the skinny: “Inspired by the urgency and need to share Fela's legacy from a Nigerian's point of view,” Teck-Zilla combines snippets of rare interviews with Fela, Ginger Baker and Fela’s musicians with sound bites and remixes of the live recordings from his 1971 “LIVE!” album, which featured Africa70 and Ginger…


Added by AFROPUNK on November 2, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Thanks to Prefix For Their Photo Recap!

We're still buzzing from all the madness at this year's Afropunk Festival. And we're always excited to check out new pics. Prefix published two galleries of the Fest and we'd like to say a big 'Thank You' to them. Gallery for Day 1 is here and Day 2 is …


Added by AFROPUNK on September 19, 2012 at 5:33am — No Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Stereogum's Kickass Recap

More Afropunk Fest dopeness from Stereogum. Their photo gallery showcases the high energy of the 2012 Afropunk Festival, both from performers and the crowd. Click right here for the full slideshow (photos by Greg Cristman). Thanks guys!…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 12, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Calling All Punk Rock Purists

CALLING ALL PUNK ROCK PURISTS: If you wanna see more Punk Rock on Afropunk, if you're in an Afropunk punk rock band, send us what's happening in your town to, to be featured on Talk to you soon!…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 11, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Four Great Galleries By Verbicide

Woo! Thanks so much to everyone at Verbicide Magazine. Those four photo galleries of the Afropunk Fest 2012 are just banging. From the Live performances to great shots of (our favorite part) the crowd. Check the slideshows here (Day 1),…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 10, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Versailles '73 Screening in NY Sept. 8th: 3 Pairs of Tix To Win

Hey AP fashion heads! Heard of the documentary Versailles '73 (see info below)? We have 3 pairs of tix for the screening tomorrow in NY at the IFC Center at 2:40pm. The first 3 people who email us at  with "Versailles '73" in the subject get a pair of tickets. Ready, set, go!

"Not many…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Brooklyn Vegan's Colorful Recap

Big big Thank You to Brooklyn Vegan for posting so many cool pictures of the Afropunk Festival 2012. The bands, the audience, skaters, BMX riders shine! Click here to check out the full gallery (photos by Gretchen Robinette).…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 2, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Spin Shares Their Dope Images says: "The eighth annual Afropunk Festival is the only music festival in America that truly understands just who invented rock'n'roll." Yeah baby. Thanks guys for the dope photo gallery. Click here to see all the pics, taken by photographer Matt Ellis.…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 31, 2012 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Photo Recap from TimeOut NY

Amazing pictures of the 2012 Afropunk Fest are pouring in. We'd like to thank all the photographers and media outlets who are helping us spread the madness to the world. Below are some dope pics from TimeOut NY (taken by wagz2it), please visit their website here for the full slideshow!

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Win VIP Tix To FX's Chris Rock Produced Series "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell"

Dopeness alert! Afropunk fam, we have a real treat for ya: win a pair of VIP tix to the taping of W. Kamau Bell's hilarious Chris Rock produced series (FX). Taping is in New York. " In 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell', Bell dissects a multitude of topics including politics, pop culture, race, religion, and the media. The series features his commentary along with features from other contributors and sketch comedy."

First come first served baby, email us at…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 17, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Free Downloads: Zebra Katz' 'Ima Read' - Latest Remixes

Did you get the latest remixes for underground artist Zebra Katz' anthem 'Ima Read' (featuring rapper Njena Reddd Foxxx and released on Diplo's Mad Decent's Jeffree's Imprint)? They're as cunty as the original, and they're FREE. Grab your mp3 below for the Paul Devro remix + bonus: the Mao remix. You're welcome, bitch. :-* - Lou C-D…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

AP Quickie: New Garage Rock Music From Miss Jack Davey

Jack Davey, lead singer of duo J*DaVeY, announced that she'll be releasing a solo EP called 'L0-F!' "The 5 song A & B side effort 'L0-F!' features Jack Davey in a raw, bluesy light which is evident from the EP's first official offering, 'Howl At The Moon'." The track is inspired by Iggy Pop and Betty Davis, no less... Stream it below…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Bam! TV On The Radio & more Added to Afropunk Festival 2012 Lineup

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! AFROPUNK FEST 2012 IS MERE WEEKS AWAY! You already know we’ve got the legendary ERYKAH BADU featuring the Cannabinoids. You know about JANELLE MONAE and SPANK ROCK. You may probably perhaps even know about TORO Y MOI, DAS RACIST and BAD RABBITS, but we weren’t done. We just added TV ON THE RADIO, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, PURPLE FERDINAND and MORE! Check out the full extended lineup at oh no we…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 6, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Stream The Noisettes' show on the BT River of Music Africa Stage

Woo! Stream The @Noisettes' show on the BT River of Music Africa Stage, honey bunny.

You can watch the FULL set now at "The BT River of Music event, a celebration of global music, took place in London at six venues on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July."…


Added by AFROPUNK on July 30, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Hey Afropunkz, Join Us On Instagram Too!

Hey Afropunkz and Afropunkettes! Do you use Instagram? Meet us there @AFROPUNK so you can keep up with our whereabouts and the dope people we meet along the way. Instagram ain't seen it yet, honey!…


Added by AFROPUNK on July 30, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tattooed Ladies & Dudes! Be A Part Of The Afropunk Ink Calendar 2012 By Sugar & Spikes


If you have killer INK that's striking, inspiring, self-defining and generally RAD, we want YOU to be in the 2012 AFROPUNK INK Calendar, brought to you by our inked amigos at Sugar & Spikes. Submit a photo of your tattoo to the…

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

AP Quickie: Meshell Collabs With Sinead O’Connor, Toshi Reagon, Valerie June, Cody ChesnuTT On New Album

We told ya that Meshell Ndegeocello's new album 'Pour Une Ame Souveraine' (coming October 9) is a tribute to Nina Simone. “She had things to say, she protested. She was a loud, proud black, female voice during a time when black female voices were not encouraged to make themselves heard.”, says the artist. The tracklisting has been revealed (see below). It features collabs with Sinead O’Connor, Toshi Reagon, Valerie June, Cody ChesnuTT, Lizz Wright, Tracy Wannomae. Who's eager to…


Added by AFROPUNK on July 22, 2012 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

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