Meet Susannah Mushatt Jones, the oldest verified person in the world. The Brooklyn resident was born in Alabama on July 6, 1899, and became the world's oldest person this year on June 17th (after the death of Jeralean Talley, who was six weeks older than her). Profiling the 116-year-old for NYMag, Christopher Bonanos writes: "One hundred and sixteen years ago, Susie’s tenant-farmer father, Callie, could theoretically have voted, though Alabama’s poll taxes and…Continue
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Check out the latest editorial from photographer Bambatha Jones - a 60s inspired sports editorial, entitled "Nauseous Boys Tennis Club". Jones' camp tells us: "The Size Mbiza art directed series, paradoxically casts female models instead of “boys”. The irony is furthered by models holding squash rackets in what is clearly presented as a “tennis club". Nauseating, right?" Explore the editorial below.
Added by Safety Pins on November 13, 2015 at 11:45am — No Comments
Take a look at the debut video from American born and Jamaican bred Alt singer songwriter Victory Jones - 'Warriors' (an AFROPUNK exclusive). The New York singer's camp say, "'Warriors' is a song about finding the knowledge and strength to pursue your passion and the decisions one must make to do so while on that journey. It's a universal story of coming into one's own, and making the choice to follow the "light" or thing that your are drawn to most, whether its inside or…Continue
Added by Sound Check on October 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
An extract from Grace Jones forthcoming autobiography has been released (via Time Out), and it's a must-read to say the least. In the extract, from '…Continue
Take a look at the new collection from Philly-based fashion house Ikiré Jones, an afrofuturistic Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspired by history and heritage. Ikiré Jones (the brainchild of designer and creative director Walé Oyéjidé and tailor Sam Hubler) is recognised for its striking use of texture and print, and its creators use this aesthetic to explore both their heritages and their experiences as an immigrant or "first generation kid" in America -…Continue
Listen to the new release from singer Jones, aka Cherie Jones. The East Londoner has given her upbeat debut track, 'Deep', an acoustic makeover; stripping the electronic drum beat to allow her vocals to take center stage. The original track is from Jones' latest EP, 'Indulge' (a collaborative effort with XL Recordings' resident producer Rodaidh McDonald, Ninja Tune artist Raffertie, newcomers Brunelle and A.K. Paul. Check out the acoustic…Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 13, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments
Stream the debut EP from singer-songwriter Ashley Noel Jones - 'Les Reveries of Une Jeune Noire' . The Brooklyn based vocalist/guitarist describes her music as "a smooth blend of folk, alt-country, pop and soul all in one thoughtful, soaringly spectral record" and the tagline for her stunning debut is: "a musical bite of NYC, soaked in South Carolina, cut with Brooklyn". Listen below.
By Alexander Aplerku,…Continue
Grace Jones is returning to the silver screen! The iconic musician is set to join rock royalty Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins in an upcoming silent film, 'Gutterdämmerung'. Its creator, Belgian-Swedish director and visual artist Bjorn Tagemose, describes the film as “the loudest silent movie on earth” and adds that the part Death metal rock show and part cinema experience is a "loud and dark fairytale". Check out the taster video below, and catch Ms. Jones at this…Continue
AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ATLANTA FESTIVAL + ADDITIONS TO NYC LINE UP
Added by Sound Check on July 7, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
I reject the nonsense that American History is not Black History. I saw an article making this claim sometime ago. Black history is some of the most inspiring American history of all. Black people, both free and slaves, fought against slavery continually from the day the first slaves were taken from Africa to the Americas. Many fought being taken from Africa or being delivered to the Americas as slaves. Numerous ships carrying slaves to America had revolts or were…Continue
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Check out the cover of Grace Jones upcoming memoir - aptly tiled 'I’ll Never Write My Memoirs'. In regards to the much anticipated memoir (released Sept. 29 via Gallery Books), Jones says: "I wrote a song called 'Art Groupie'. First line said "I'll never write my memoirs" - that was a long time…Continue
We will take one trillion photos this year. DSLRs will hang from the necks of professionals and novices alike, a gateway drug to more lenses, more accessories. Our camera phones will continue to convince us a masterpiece is a filter away. Image making has become a part of our daily…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on June 22, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
Take a look at these bold images from Saint Louis photographer Erica Jones. Centering her work on black women, Jones tells us: "I focus on black women, empowering them through reoccurring images of beautiful black women. The more black women you see the more confident you feel in your own skin as a black woman." Explore her photography below (note: some images are NSFW).
By Alexander Aplerku,…Continue
Take a look at 'The Black Heroines Project', lensed by Brooklyn-based photographer Marc Bushelle. In this photo series, Bushelle photographs his 5-year-old daughter Lily as she embodies iconic black women - from the likes of Toni Morrison to upcoming AFROPUNK Fest performer Grace Jones. He states that he wanted to "teach Lily about history…Continue
Added by Eye Candy on June 3, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
AFROPUNK, the now world renowned Festival that just took place in Paris last month, has announced the lineup up for its flagship Festival, AFROPUNK Brooklyn to take place August 22nd & 23rd at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. The 2015 AFROPUNK Festival, whose lineup includes Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Thundercat, GoldLink, Kaytranada, Curtis Harding and many more (full lineup below) will…Continue
Check out the latest editorial from photographer Dex R. Jones. The images were shot for Txture Magazine and features model Destiny Owusu. Jones says that the editorial "plays on color and patterns, showcasing the hottest seasonal fashions with splashes of African influences". Explore the vibrant captures below.…Continue
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Check out the first of our AFROPUNK PARIS 2015 Deezer playlists; featuring Lianne La Havas, Lion Babe, Twin Shadow, Willow Smith, Leon Bridges and more - all performing at the upcoming festival.…Continue
Added by Sound Check on April 20, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
AFROPUNK Fam, as you know we're taking the AFROPUNK Festival to Paris! The event will take place May 23rd & 24th at the renowned and beautiful Le Trianon located in the heart of Paris with performances by Lianne La Havas, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Leon Bridges, Youth Man, Keziah Jones, Patrice, The Bots, Young Paris and more.
Lolawolf, Twin Shadow and Lion Babe have just been added to the line-up.
In true AFROPUNK form the festival will…Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on April 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
A new documentary on the life of iconic Jamaican musician and supermodel Grace Jones has received the green light from the film unit of the BBC (British Broadcasting Company). The documentary (reportedly in the works for seven years) was announced among a number of projects that will be commissioned in celebration of the film division's 25th anniversary. Titled 'Grace jones: The Musical Of My Life' and directed by Sophie Fiennes,…Continue