Check these street style shots by Whosthefreshest for AFROPUNK! Today's photos were taken during New York Fashion Week.…Continue
A previously unreleased track by Miles Davis surfaced. 'Footprints' is from a Live recording of shows Davis did at the Fillmore East in New York. Legacy Recordings will release a new box set 'Miles at the Fillmore—Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3', on March 25. It will include some of the tracks that were not featured on 'Miles Davis at Fillmore' (1970). Stream 'Footprints' below, performed by Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Grossman and…Continue
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Much like there's a 20% chance that if your punk band is from the 80's, that either Brian Baker or Keith Morris played in it, if you're in a punk band from Honolulu, odds are pretty good that Kevin Titty's in your band. Check behind the guitar cab. He might be hiding. He's a master of disguise. The prolific singer and songwriter behind The…Continue
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The Guardian confirms that "Heads of state of 15 Caribbean nations will gather in St Vincent on Monday to unveil a plan demanding reparations from Europe for the enduring suffering inflicted by the Atlantic slave trade."
Full story here.
"In an interview with the Guardian, Sir Hilary Beckles, who chairs…
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How fitting that last Saturday’s AFROPUNK show took place on the night of International Women’s day. It was indeed a night of celebrating all that is woman. Cue that clichéd term “Girl Power". In the first part of two shows celebrating London’s punk rock offerings, Madame So, Ye Nuns, and Vodun took to the stage of the Windmill pub in Brixton, South London.…
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It’s hard out there for a chick. Being bombarded with the media’s impossible standard of beauty, constantly telling us that we look "wrong" isn't easy to deal with on a daily basis.
I created the Every Body Project as a way to help women everywhere celebrate their bodies. I capture stylish women of all ages, body types and races to showcase their own unique beauty. After each photo, I ask every woman what her…
Hip-Hop is an ever-evolving musical genre doused in artistic fervor, creative expression and a mounting existence of political expression—and it’s most certainly, no longer limited to the United States. Hailing from the West African country of Burkina Faso, is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist by the name of Joey le Soldat. Formerly of the rap duo Waga 3000, Soldat has recently released his sophomore effort entitled, Burkin BÂ, released by Akwaaba Music / Tentacule…Continue
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A complete side note but…let me just say, CONGRATS to Lupita Nyong’o for her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and to 12 Years A Slave for Best Picture! To Lupita--what an excellent speech she gave—sat on my couch, eating Caribbean Coconut ice cream with tears running down my face—her journey as a black actress, who brings so much to the table, should be extremely inspiring to young females. Dreams, as she stated are achievable and “[n]o matter where you’re from, your dreams are…Continue
As Jarell Perry’s careers begins to take speed, the LA native releases his brand new White EP. You’ve probably already gotten to grips with singles 'Black Valentine' or 'Braindead' (the hot steamy visuals which premiered on AFROPUNK last month), but the seven-track EP has much more to offer.
By Ayara Pommells,…
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This is an open letter to Portland & the world from ‘The Black Portlanders’. My name is Intisar Abioto. I am a photographer and explorer here in Portland. I’m writing about 'The Black Portlanders'. Since February 2013, I’ve taken over 500 portraits of Black Americans in Portland for a photo-documentary work and blog called 'The Black Portlanders'. It has been featured in The Oregonian , Al Jazeera America, Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Skanner , Portland Mercury, The…Continue
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Vinyl records of some of music's most legendary artists like Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone and James Brown have become completely shattered into pieces, but all in the name of art. Their legacy has found a new form of expression to contribute the mutual spirit of love, strength, hope, and resurrection in which they all shared. Visual artist, Lobyn Hamilton is the visionary behind these wonderful portraits created using only vinyl records from his personal…Continue
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Prince, 3rdEyeGirl, The New Power Generation & Liv Warfield's performance on the Arsenio Hall Show was off-the-hook. Prince even debuted a new fun-kay song, 'FUNKNROLL'.
Check out the videos below.…
At a time where people are gleefully taking the most stagnant of musical genres to new directions, to the chagrin of the purist detractors, the timing of louis logic's (all lowercase) return couldn't have been better. For those following as closely as possible to his work, louis logic's career was made to annihilate rap stereotypes one-by-one, all with wit and the honesty of your average alternative brotha. One review compared louis logic briefly to Busdriver, but only mentioning…Continue
Genre specialization has lately reached absurd heights. Arguments about whether something counts as post-punk or dance-punk or the finer points of metalcore clutter every inch of the internet. (I admit, I've taken part in my share...) So it makes sense that the new trend is wild genre mashups. There's hardly a person alive who only listens to one genre of music (and trust me, you don't want to sit next to that person at a party.) One of the more adventurous records on that front…Continue
'Feminist Enough' is a "video storytelling project that allows women of color to vocalize their views on feminism in their own words—most of which goes against the popular, sensationalized images of feminism in the mainstream", according to its creator Shannon Washington, who's also a creative director for cosmetics and hair products brands. The points of view presented conflict, and that's the point. "The purpose of this project is not to push a certain agenda nor viewpoint,…Continue
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The 2010s have summoned a new wave of feminism; one in which we’ve finally begun to acknowledge the fact that sexism and objectification has (not unlike racism) shape-shifted into less obvious but no less menacing disguises. More than ever before we’ve been waving the red flag at Rape Culture, and finally standing up to the chauvinistic tendencies of mainstream media, especially with the backlash of stunts by artists like Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. Black Feminist scholars…Continue
Watch a scene from the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000, 'All Is By My Side'!
The movie, which will make its US premiere at the SXSW Festival in Autsin, TX, was written and directed by John Ridley, who also wrote '12 Years a Slave'.
What do you think?…
Hey, I'm Simone Varano and I'm the producer of 'Hour by Hour'. The series was pretty much born out of the slums of creativity and the underground NYC lifestyle. I moved to New York about 4 years ago from Alexandria, VA to pursue my BBA degree at Parsons the New School for Design. When I got here, I became extremely captivated with downtown arts and culture scene in Brooklyn and wanted to completely submerge myself in it. What started as the typical "my life should be a TV show"…Continue
I'm loving UK artist Jetta. The Liverpudlian beauty has set tongue wagging on both sides of the pond after the release of her single “Feels Like Coming Home”. The singer/songwriter has been in the industry for a minute now, previously serving as a backup vocalist for Goodie Mob’s Cee Lo and fellow UK artist Paloma Faith. Jetta quotes her number one musical influence as being Annie Lennox, and I think the influence translates well through her music and performance…Continue
Hey guys, check out the 'Try This Instead' web series, a funny take on how to curb some people's enthusiastic and well-intentioned racial microaggressions!
Info: "Is someone telling you you're not really black or that something wasn't really racist? White friends won't stop touching your hair? Did your co-workers respond to you with "girlfriend?" Racial microaggressions are a part of everyday life for minorities, but do they have to be?…