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FEATURE: Grace Jones Documentary gets the green light from BBC Films

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,…


Added by Sound Check on March 26, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

AFROPUNK PARIS: May 23-24 at Le Trianon Featuring Lianne La Havas, Willow Smith & many more

We're taking the AFROPUNK festival to Paris, France! 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 to be announced soon. In true AFROPUNK form the festival will also serve as a cultural experience with food, live painting by local artists, an acoustic stage and more.…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 25, 2015 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

FEATURE: Fashion spotlight - Legendary Paris based designer XULY Bët

Check out legendary fashion label Xuly Bët (translated as “watch out” in Wolof). Created by Malian designer Lamine Badian Kouyate, the Paris fashion label is known for its bold expression - its signatures being the use of synthetic materials (a lot hand-dyed in Senegal), fake fur, and T-shirts with provocative slogans. Explore the designs of XULY…


Added by Safety Pins on March 4, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Is Grace Jones going on tour?

Having announced upcoming performances at various festivals in Europe and an appearance set for september 27th at the Hollywood Bowl, there is growing speculation that the legendary Grace Jones will embark on a tour this year. If these upcoming performance dates are anything to go by, it seems that we may be in luck. More info on dates, below; plus, some classic Grace Jones.…


Added by Sound Check on February 11, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Meet Drummer Daru Jones - "Jack White's Secret Weapon"

Renowned drummer Daru Jones (most notable for being the drummer of Jack White) recently sat down with Esquire magazine for an in depth interview; discussing music, childhood, and his predecessor Meg White. Check out some excerpts, below, and get into the full interview here. …


Added by Sound Check on February 10, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: In search of boys with afros - The 'Finding Dante' Project

Rico Washington, a New York based journalist, has gained much attention for his recent collaboration with sociopolitical artist Shino Yanagawa - a photojournalism project currently displayed at the Brooklyn Historical Society called 'We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Pictures + Words' (includes…


Added by Eye Candy on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: "What About the Grief of Mothers of Slain Daughters?"

Following the fatal shooting of Mike Brown and the concurring events, most are now aware of the failings of the U.S. justice system and its incessant maltreatment of black men. However, this spotlight (in particular the attention of the media) seems to have bypassed black women, countless cases of women murdered by police ignored in media coverage - in case mass media didn't know, …


Added by The Establishment on January 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

INTERVIEW: A conversation with poet and artist Tasha Jones

“Hello Beautiful.” This phrase was tagged by Writer, Artist, and Model, Tasha Jones when she noticed a group of children discussing who among them was the blackest. She soon discovered that many of these same children did not view themselves in a positive way, so she empowered them by affirming that they were beautiful. If you ever have a chance to see Tasha Jones perform, you will somehow leave feeling that you have the ability to reach your dreams. She…


Added by Eye Candy on January 28, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Photographer, Dex R. Jones: The Beauty in Black

"Everything that has ever existed has come out of some darkness but we are afraid of the dark and we demonize the word black", says photographer Dex R. Jones who uses his portraits as a message to showcase beauty in its full capacity. And although what he exclaims is truth, according to preconceived notions, the color black is represented as any and everything negatively charged or ugly. This idea curses the divinity that the color black holds making the label, or…


Added by Eye Candy on January 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Police Kill Black Women All The Time, Too'

One of the biggest misconceptions that has come out of events post the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, is that black women are immune to these encounters, and the institutionalised racism of the United States' police service and Justice system. Black Lives Matter is the chant heard around many of the ongoing protests, however are we unconsciously saying that only the lives of black men matter. As a recently published article by…


Added by The Establishment on December 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: 'Charges Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl'

One comment that I've heard frequently with regards to Mike Brown and the subsequent events in Ferguson, is that this is not the first time and it won't be the last time. In the last decade, there have been countless shootings of unarmed black civilians by police officers, and one that sadly stands out is that of 7 year old Aiyana Stanley Jones in 2010 - shot as she slept during a SWAT team police raid (…


Added by The Establishment on December 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Grace Jones' 'Original Beast'

Check out this new track from cultural icon Grace Jones. The track - 'Original Beast' - is from the soundtrack for upcoming 'Hunger Games' film 'Mocking Jay Part 1', and sees Jones displaying her usual magic over some intense tribal percussion. Get into the stream, below (track 8).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…


Added by Sound Check on November 18, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

I Run My City Volume 2 Hosted By DJ Kuwsh



Added by TalkoftheStreets on September 8, 2014 at 7:36pm — No Comments


With names like Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Lianne La Havas, Meshell Ndegeocello, SZA, Valerie June, Zoë Kravitz (LOLAWOLF), Asli Omar (The Tontons), Tamar-kali, THEESatisfaction, Alexis Brown (Straight Line Stitch), the 2014 AFROPUNK festival will undoubtedly be one of the best assembly of female musical talent since the days of Lilith Fair.In celebration, AFROPUNK have created a special playlist to celebrate our female lineup. Get into…


Added by Sound Check on August 13, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

MUSIC: N.A.S.A. featuring Childish Gambino & Aynzli Jones – Hide (Tropkillaz Remix)

New music from N.A.S.A. featuring Childish Gambino & Aynzli Jones – Hide (Tropkillaz Remix)

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Added by Sound Check on April 3, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

SHOW REVIEW: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Live in DC

She kicked cancer’s ass then came to DC to kill a stage. When Sharon Jones announced to a roaring Lincoln Theater that she was really happy to be there, she really meant it. Just months before her triumphant return to the stage, she endured a difficult battle for her life. The love her devoted fans showed strengthened her will to fight through rounds of painfully invasive treatments to submit the cancer that has already taken too many of our heroes.…


Added by Sound Check on February 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Give The People What They Want

Ms. Sharon Jones is BACK! And she and the Dap-Kings are going to unleash their new album GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT on January 14. But before that, a few record stores would like to invite you to be the first to hear the new record when they host a SOUL BRUNCH on January 5.…


Added by Sound Check on January 2, 2014 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Announce 2014 Tour Dates

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 2014 Tour Dates:

02/06 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

02/11 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre

02/13 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre

02/14 –…


Added by Sound Check on November 14, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

New Grace Jones album: More collaborators revealed

As we told you guys last month, Ms. Grace Jones is currently working on a new album in the UK with producer Ivor Guest, main producer of her previous LP 'Hurricane'. Guest is sharing new details about the recording process on a regular basis. We now know…


Added by Sound Check on July 9, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

10 Badass Women Who Changed Music Forever #SoundCheck #GIRRRLRIOT

You may have heard about the GIRRRL RIOT show we're putting on at the Knitting Factory June 24th. Natural hair maven Taren Guy, singer / songwriter Alice Smith and a super secret special guest (hint: she's not on this mix, but probably should be.) will be hosting a night of conversations about identity, hair politics, and black women spaces. (RSVP here) To get…


Added by Sound Check on June 21, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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