Time for the BIG announcement. Fasten your seat belts, this year's Afropunk Festival line-up is banging! Erykah Badu & the Cannabinoids, Janelle Monae, Gym Class Heroes, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Straight Line Stitch, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy, Phony Ppl, Body Language & more to be announced. In a word: get your @ss to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn August 25th…Continue
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Are you guys ready to join us at the
double after-party for the Eric Andre show and Hannibal Buress' Comedy Central special?
In case you don't know Eric Andre, he's a funny mofo with a talk show debuting on Adult Swim Sunday May 20th (ET/PT) The show will feature Hannibal Buress. thefutoncritic.com says: "Taking place on a dingy…
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On May 20th come to a special edition of Comedy at the Knitting Factory. For one night only the show moves from the front bar into the mainroom for a performance by Hannibal and special guests from 9:00pm-10:20pm. At 10:20 we will screen the documentary "A WEEK TO KILL" which follows Hannibal as he prepares to film his hour special for Comedy Central. Then at 11pm on Comedy Central is the world premiere of HANNIBAL BURESS: ANIMAL FURNACE, Hannibal's first Comedy Central special.…Continue
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Hey guys, as you know we're very excited about our short film series
The Triptych, highlighting the work of visual artists Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne and Wangechi Mutu (see trailers below).
Here's the deal: we want you to attend the screening at the Brooklyn Museum on May 24th and the after-party. To enter to win tickets, you just…
Today we're sharing vibrant art by afropunk.com member Jaszmine Hawkins, who founded the 'Alt Art' group for visual artists on AP. Jaszmine is from New Jersey and likes to hang out in Brooklyn's alternative scenes. She tells us: "The whole idea of having these characters with exaggerated lips started from my Mom's obsession with lips, when I…Continue
Hey guys, we're very excited and would like to introduce you to our first correspondent in Africa, Ms. Mamaki Rakotsoana, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mamaki has a passion for photography. Below are some of her dope self-portrait. She tells us: "This series of photographic works explores my father’s past family album pictures with my own reworked photographs exploring the feeling of ‘lonesome’ I feel present in my father’s photographs. Photographs have a unique status of…Continue
Maybe you've seen her causing a commotion in her hometown New Orleans, or opening for badass hard rock band The Memorials. AP member Nasimiyu is sharing her "fresh, dancey, gender-bending, flirtatious, and deliciously Afro-Punk track" 'Spooks' with us as a free download. Ain't that nice? Get your free mp3…Continue
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Parkour and freerunning trains one's mind and body to overcome obstacles in the built environment through running, jumping, climbing and vaulting over objects. Parkour also builds one's agility,strength and concentration. It is an extreme sport that i've always wanted to try. All one needs is their body, a good pair of running shoes, confidence and motivation (completely environmentally friendly). A few days ago, I read an article in Parkulture about five leading female athletes…Continue
Since I can be very forgetful, my Tumblr page is the perfect way to keep track all of the many DIY inspiration pics I come across. When I found this pictureon Tumblr, I knew I had to recreate it!
Tutorial By Candy Fraser
You already come to Afro-punk for music, fashion, news and sports, now you can get the hook up too!
Badoo, the world’s largest social networking site for meeting new people, is expanding to the US and they want New Yorkers in the mix. This is your chance to represent. Register to attend an all day party hosted by Afro-punk with four of the hottest fashion photographers in NYC and get a gift of your very own portrait. The top 24 portraits will be featured on billboards and…
Shanaze Reade is an amazing 23-year-old Black BMX chick from Great Britain. Shanaze (of Jamaican and Irish descent) is a triple UCI World Champion in BMX and Track and Field Cycling. She is now dedicating her full time to BMX as she prepares to compete in the 2012 Olympics, despite a prior shoulder injury making her unable to compete in the 2008 Olympics. Like many athletes who attribute overcoming personal issues through sports, Reade believes that BMX can be used as "way out"…Continue
Hey Guys, we need all Afro-punk bands to help spread the word about an important research project we are conducting to challenge how our community is perceived in mainstream media. With your help and time, we will have a tool to better understand the diversity of our community and show that people of color and particularly young…Continue
Hey guys, we're really excited to share this project with you. Many members of the Afro-punk community are involved. The feature film 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' will be making its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The team needs our support to finish funding the final stages of the post production (sound design, voice over, soundtrack recording, color correction) and the trip to Sundance (airfare, hotels, posters, publicist, etc.). Let's show them…Continue
We were compiling a 'Fuck Rockstars" Vol.3 compilation around the AP Festival, and due to the cancellation we weren't able to get it out. So we thought we'd let you hear tracks from the album for the next few weeks! Now we'd love you to comment and share and be as supportive as possible. :) We'll reveal the tracks one by one, stay tuned to this page!
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