Kelis is releasing her first cookbook, My Life On A Plate, September 7th via Kyle Books. She says,”It includes my version of recipes I grew up eating and things I’ve picked up that have inspired me along the way. It’s an exploration of tastes and cultures, and my experience as a chef, musician, mother and wife. It’s a lifestyle, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.” Food has taken center stage in her professional life lately as she is hosting her Saucy And Sweet Cooking Channel show and has her own line of sauces called Bounty And Full.
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Paid/Earned Tickets Available For 11th Annual Festival Available Wednesday June 3rd
AFROPUNK FEST, the now world renowned Festival that just took place in Paris last month, has announced the lineup up for its flagship Festival, AFROPUNK FEST Brooklyn to take place August 22nd & 23rd at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park. The 2015 AFROPUNK Festival, whose lineup includes Grace Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Thundercat, GoldLink, Kaytranada, Curtis Harding and many more (full lineup below) will be the biggest undertaking of the critically acclaimed festival yet. In advance of the fest AFROPUNK will be throwing their first annual AFROPUNK FANCY DRESS BALL w/ special guest Grace Jones, Cakes Da Killa & MikeQ with Special Guest to raise funds for their AFROPUNK Global Initiative: an alliance dedicated to moving the needle of progress closer to a holistic, democratic and enlightened representation of people of color within all facets of society with the goal to create unique programming that encourages diversity in media. The AFROPUNK FANCY DRESS BALL will take place August 21st at Commodore Barry Park.
Due to the amount of attendees (60,000 last year) the festival has now moved to an affordable paid and earned ticket program to the event to assure entry. AFROPUNK has been long known as an advocate of cultural change as well as change directly in the Brooklyn community. The earned ticket program, called AFROPUNK Army, expounds upon that giving fans the chance to volunteer for an earned ticket. AFROPUNK will work closely with partners to provide low barrier volunteer activities and projects for youth to complete in exchange for a ticket to the festival. The volunteer program will create awareness for organizations in need, provide access to an engaged pool of valuable resources and help deliver a sustainable impact to communities. Sample projects include landscaping (beautification, painting), packing supplies (meal prep, serving) and advocacy via social promotion.
Additionally AFROPUNK will be bringing the 2 day festival to Atlanta’s Central Park on Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday, October 4th. You can sign up at afropunkfest.com to receive more info as it comes, volunteer programs for an earned ticket and for the AFROPUNK ATL lineup announcement coming soon.
Kelis took the Letterman audience through a studio version of “Jerk Ribs” from her newly released Food album.
Kelis’s “Rumble” is a song about reconciling with an imperfect lover because she misses him and realizes that she too, has issues. But it’s a different kind of feeling to see her sing about rekindling a relationship in a pond with fishermen and musicians in boats a la Duck Dynasty. Food is on the way April 22nd.