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AFROPUNK Festival 2014 Dates Announced! + Info For Festival Goers, Bands, Vendors, Volunteers

AFROPUNK FEST 2014 is right around the corner! We're bringing you another weekend of music, food, fun and beautiful people August 23rd and August 24th 2014 at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY. Want to know who’s performing before everyone else? Sign up.



Added by AFROPUNK on February 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK Fest 2013 Photo Recap by

More dope images from AFROPUNK Fest 2013 are coming in! captured some of YOU in the photo series they recently published. And we must say, you look FLY! :)…


Added by AFROPUNK on October 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK Fest's Banging Line-Up Announced! + RSVP Info

Time for your yearly AFROPUNK extravaganza in Brooklyn! AFROPUNK FEST is back August 24th and 25th in Commodore Barry Park with a banging line-up: Chuck D & DJ Lord, ?uestlove, DEATH, The Heavy, Trash Talk, Danny Brown, Saul Williams, Theophilus London, Vintage Trouble, The London Souls, The Coup, Mykki Blanco, K-OS, Big Freedia, Rye Rye, LE1F, Jean Grae, CX KiDTRONiK, The Dust Rays, The Skins, Meatloaf Muzik,…


Added by AFROPUNK on July 9, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Join The AFROPUNK Street Team Now!

Want to be a part of the dopest festival this summer? AFROPUNK is looking for a solid and motivated team to promote AFROPUNK Fest 2013 in the NYC area for the month of July and August. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of New York City and its concert and event scene. We will be offering an hourly stipend for those promoting. Promoting includes going to events, stores, and engaging festival goers with your energy, charisma, and…


Added by AFROPUNK on July 5, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

Subscribe To The New AFROPUNK Channel on Youtube has been a cornerstone of alternative culture for the last 10 years. Our annual celebration, AFROPUNK Fest brings together over 60,000 attendees in one weekend to Brooklyn, NY. We will be re-launching our YouTube channel, AFROPUNK TV during AFROPUNK Fest 2013 on August…


Added by AFROPUNK on June 26, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PICTURES PRESENTS: The Triptych at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Afropunk Triptych

On JUNE 12th @ Philadelphia Museum of Art, AFROPUNK Pictures presents The Triptych, in association with…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 23, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

AFROPUNK Battle Of The Bands 2013

We are pleased to announce the BATTLE OF THE BANDS finalists! These top 20 bands will BATTLE IT OUT at Freecandy in Brooklyn, NY June 3-6 for a chance to play the final 4 and win a slot at AFROPUNK FEST 2013! + GRAND FINALE on June 14. Join us! (doors at 7pm)

We would like to publicly congratulate these bands on their hard work and integrity throughout the voting process, and look forward to…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments


AFROPUNK is looking for energetic, motivated and skilled interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 15 – 20 hours a week). Normal business hours are from 10:00am – 6:00pm, occasional odd hour work or weekend duties. Office is located in Brooklyn, NY.…


Added by AFROPUNK on April 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Hello AFROPUNK Family,

We would like to talk to you about the fact that after 10 years going ad-free, we are going to put some advertising on in order to help cover the costs of sustaining the company, keeping the website online, offering you great content and of course creating…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 6, 2013 at 10:40am — 4 Comments

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today we remember Dr. King on inauguration day of Barack Obama. The crowds today are similar to Dr. Kings 'March on Washington' crowd showing the significance of Dreams coming to pass. How do YOU think we can continue to evolve and develop Dr. Kings dream in current…

Added by AFROPUNK on January 21, 2013 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

Free Download: Fela Kuti Mixtape/Audio Doc

A special trick AND treat: “Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed” (free download below), produced by Teck-Zilla of Nigerian artist collective Str8buttah.

Here's the skinny: “Inspired by the urgency and need to share Fela's legacy from a Nigerian's point of view,” Teck-Zilla combines snippets of rare interviews with Fela, Ginger Baker and Fela’s musicians with sound bites and remixes of the live recordings from his 1971 “LIVE!” album, which featured Africa70 and Ginger…


Added by AFROPUNK on November 2, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Thanks to Prefix For Their Photo Recap!

We're still buzzing from all the madness at this year's Afropunk Festival. And we're always excited to check out new pics. Prefix published two galleries of the Fest and we'd like to say a big 'Thank You' to them. Gallery for Day 1 is here and Day 2 is …


Added by AFROPUNK on September 19, 2012 at 5:33am — No Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Stereogum's Kickass Recap

More Afropunk Fest dopeness from Stereogum. Their photo gallery showcases the high energy of the 2012 Afropunk Festival, both from performers and the crowd. Click right here for the full slideshow (photos by Greg Cristman). Thanks guys!…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 12, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Calling All Punk Rock Purists

CALLING ALL PUNK ROCK PURISTS: If you wanna see more Punk Rock on Afropunk, if you're in an Afropunk punk rock band, send us what's happening in your town to, to be featured on Talk to you soon!…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 11, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Four Great Galleries By Verbicide

Woo! Thanks so much to everyone at Verbicide Magazine. Those four photo galleries of the Afropunk Fest 2012 are just banging. From the Live performances to great shots of (our favorite part) the crowd. Check the slideshows here (Day 1),…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 10, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Versailles '73 Screening in NY Sept. 8th: 3 Pairs of Tix To Win

Hey AP fashion heads! Heard of the documentary Versailles '73 (see info below)? We have 3 pairs of tix for the screening tomorrow in NY at the IFC Center at 2:40pm. The first 3 people who email us at  with "Versailles '73" in the subject get a pair of tickets. Ready, set, go!

"Not many…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Brooklyn Vegan's Colorful Recap

Big big Thank You to Brooklyn Vegan for posting so many cool pictures of the Afropunk Festival 2012. The bands, the audience, skaters, BMX riders shine! Click here to check out the full gallery (photos by Gretchen Robinette).…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 2, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Spin Shares Their Dope Images says: "The eighth annual Afropunk Festival is the only music festival in America that truly understands just who invented rock'n'roll." Yeah baby. Thanks guys for the dope photo gallery. Click here to see all the pics, taken by photographer Matt Ellis.…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 31, 2012 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

Afropunk Festival 2012: Photo Recap from TimeOut NY

Amazing pictures of the 2012 Afropunk Fest are pouring in. We'd like to thank all the photographers and media outlets who are helping us spread the madness to the world. Below are some dope pics from TimeOut NY (taken by wagz2it), please visit their website here for the full slideshow!

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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