This is a KICKASS PROJECT :
Lesbian / Feminist / Civil Rights / Human Rights / LGBTQ Themed Rock Album
SEEKING : Eclectic / VERSATILE Percussionist / Drummers In Los Angeles !
ENCOURAGING African / African American FEMALE Percussionists to apply
BUT : We will listen to ALL SUBMISSIONS ( unless we get like, over 200 - then this might take a while - but will STILL listen! )
Need Someone Who is Expert with ALL forms of Percussion…Continue
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'Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)', a solo retrospective of the work of the late photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode opened yesterday in London at Tiwani Contemporary. The exhibition will run till the 1st November. Check out Fani-Kayode's body of work below (NSFW) and get more info on the exhibition HERE.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…
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Check out the work of Hassan Hajjaj. The 53-year-old multidisciplinary artist was born in Morocco and moved to London as a teenager. Splitting his time between Morocco and London for the last 15 years, he creates works that bridge the West and North African. Hajjaj designs every aspect of what you see in his images, hiring local tailors and artisans to create what is featured and using friends as subjects. Of his work, earlier this year, The New York Times…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on September 19, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments
When I got to Internationalist Books, a small radical infoshop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I found a small room. A few rows of folding chairs were set up. I was on tour and had a show fall through. “Call Elayna Madden,” my friend Greg from Speaker For The Dead told me. “They'll help you figure something out.” Elayna sat quietly on a couch. There were only twelve or so of us in the room that night, but it might as well have been a hundred or none. The 18-year-old singer's…Continue
Added by Sound Check on September 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Hello AFROPUNK Community, we are two sisters born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. We are Sequoia (18) and Dakota (20), and we want to be a part of the movement of empowering black people. We launched Brown Sugar Stickers to promote awareness for black pride and positivity. Kinky hair and dark skin have been seen as a negative thing in this country for a long time. We made these stickers to take that negative vibe about black people and turn it into a positive one.…
Added by Eye Candy on September 19, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
I'm sure by now you all have heard of Adrian Peterson's recent child abuse indictment. I've watched a few interviews read his response and the media's take on it. Now the Vikings have barred him from team interactions pending the outcome of the court proceedings. I figured; "I don't have any kids, I don't play in the NFL, I wasn't there and know no details, other than what I've read from other people who basically know…Continue
Some days, I wish that we would meet the last day that we ever talk about how we improve our community. I am definitely sick of not only talking about it, but wanting to slap the rigidness out of people.
So, I won't have to talk about it again, I'm going to go ahead and spill my thoughts out here.
Today, I was thinking about how everyone is hating on black people, mostly due to our ratchet decisions. I have been commented on once about my race, but it wasn't for doing…Continue
Added by Lightning Pill on September 18, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments
Check out this new editorial for V Magazine which features British singer-songwriter FKA Twigs as a Sci-fi heroine. The stunning editorial was shot by Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
“Pula, pula, na, na, ke tla gola leng.” The ethereal club banger “My Body” by Kat Kai Kol-Kes and her band Chasing Jakyb is an ode to the physical meeting of human body and rain. Kat is from Botswana, a country made up of 85 percent desert. Unsurprisingly, rain and water take on a mystical quality as a recurring motif and linguistic reference in the nation's culture. In their early years, Batswana children sing songs and play games devoted to the calling of rain, and as…Continue
Added by Sound Check on September 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
On last night's 'The Colbert Report' on Comedy Central, AFROPUNK FEST Alum Unlocking the Truth performed 'Monster' from their upcoming EP 'Free As You Wanna Be'. Check out the teenage heavy metal band perform below - plus, their interview with host Stephen Colbert.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 12, 2014
Web Site: Http://www.poppmusic.net
ON-XYZ Announces the Release of New and Unreleased Music and Songs from the Band’s Catalog.
POPPMusic.net, a content owner, music production company, and…Continue
Added by ON-XYZ on September 16, 2014 at 6:32pm — No Comments
Kelis has teamed up with British DJ/producer Breach for his new track, 'The Key'. Breach takes Kelis' chilled out track, 'Rumble', and gives it a retrohouse vibe, perfect for the dancefloor. Check it out below.
Added by Sound Check on September 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Today, I woke up with a bit of a sleepless daze, even though I slept fairly well. The reason I felt discomfort was because last night, I was trying hard to figure out how to start and finish this Asperger's project. I am three or four songs in, and have no idea how to structure it all. I just know I am doing keyboards, producing the entire thing, mixing it ,singing onto it, writing lyrics, I am taking on everything on this project. It makes me feel like maybe I am taking on more than I can…Continue
Added by Lightning Pill on September 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Viola Davis is about to star as the lead in new Shoda Rhimes series 'How to Get Away with Murder'; however, in a recent interview with The New York Times, the actress discusses the present hardships for black actresses - despite the personal breakthroughs of herself and other high profile black actresses.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…Continue
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If you caught the OBGM's set at Afropunk Fest this year, then you already know that they're the best purveyors of propulsive dance punk out there right now. For everyone else, well, just listen to their self-titled record. All will be made clear.
Words by Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor
A New Atlanta is emerging. The traditional sounds and musical styles of the past are still relevant, but now the indie kids are making their mark on the industry. Leading the charge are Brittany Bosco, aka Bosco, Raury and Marian Mereba —the latter recently hailed by Ebony Magazine as a “black, fresh & 20 something” that “everyone needs to…Continue
Legendary musician, Stevie Wonder, has announced that he will embark on a tour of over ten North American cities. The tour which will be named 'Songs in the Key of Life Performance' will be produced and promoted by Live Nation, and will feature music from the singer's classic album, 'Songs in the Key of Life'. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 22nd September via LiveNation.com and the Live Nation Mobile…Continue
Added by Sound Check on September 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Alice Walker has revealed a new poem through her personal WEBSITE, which she dedicates to Carl Dix and Cornel West - both of whom have called for a "month of resistance to mass incarceration, police terror, repression and the criminalization of a generation" next month, October. In the poem, titled 'Gather', the writer and activist calls upon the black community to "unite" in the face of…Continue
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