Nona Hendryx & Mahogany L. Browne Added To AFROPUNK’s Black HERSTORY Live

Nona Hendryx and poet/educator Mahogany L. Browne have been added to AFROPUNK’s Black HERSTORY Live. The celebration lauds  Black women in the arts with a multi-disciplinary show.  India.Arie, artist Mereba, actress and playwright Sarah Jones, choreographer Ebony Williams, and singer-songwriters Celisse, UMI and Danielle Ponder will perform at the event. Black HERSTORY Live will happen at Lincoln Center February 24-25. Tickets are available now. 

 




Planet Afropunk Announces Lineup: Duckwrth, Tiwa Savage & More

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Ari Lennox
ÀTTØØXXÁ
Balimaya
Bongeziwe Mabandla
Duckwrth
Elaine
Jonah Mutono
KIRBY
Larissa Luz
Lous and the Yakuza
Masego
Mereba
Moonchild Sanelly
Moses Sumney
Muzi
Rebelmatic
Serpentwithfeet
Smino
Songhoy Blues
Tawiah
Theon Cross
Tiana Major9
Tiwa Savage
Tobe Nwigwe
Speakers:
Amanda Seales
Ashlee Marie Preston
Blerdcon
Bridget Todd
Dawn Richard
Dulcé Sloan
Ivie Anie
Maimouna Youssef AKA Mumu Fresh
Tamika Mallory



Afropunk Presenting All-Digital Festival This Year

Afropunk is presenting an all-digital festival this year to bring together the largest virtual gathering of Black creatives worldwide. Planet Afropunk: 2020 Past, Present and Future Is Black will take place October 23-25th. The festival is inspired by all of the social unrest that has happened this year and continues with the response to the police who killed Breonna Taylor not being charged for a crime. 

  • Ideaville, powered by Target, will be one of the most exciting and anticipated destinations at Planet Afropunk. With keynote speakers, Afropunk Solution Sessions and luminary interviews, Ideaville will empower connections between people, ideas and solutions. With Afropunk, Target will spotlight Black voices and stories, while creating a safe space for all of Afropunk’s communities, featuring a Black Queer Town Hall and community soapbox. 

  •  will create an immersive gallery experience, celebrating hand-picked work from South African artists in collaboration with Esprit, showcasing how unusual and original combinations create something truly unique.

  • Planet Afropunk: 2020 Past, Present and Future Is Black will be a free event and festival-goers will be given an option to donate money to organizations including Black Futures Lab, Color of Change, Movement for Black Lives, Equal Justice Initiative, Fair Count, and The Bail Project among others. 

    Spendthrift Market will feature a curated selection of black-owned vendors from around the world. Guests will discover makers and creators across many different product areas including beauty, fashion, wellness, gifts, services and more. 
    To be a vendor at the upcoming Afropunk Online Festival, fill out this form.

    The full line-up will be announced in the coming weeks and the festival can be streamed at PlanetAfropunk.com with exclusive content on Facebook Live from October 23 to October 25.




    Afropunk Collaborates With Vintage Zionist For South African Fashion Debut

    Afropunk has teamed-up with South Africa’s Vintage Zionist clothing brand to debut their fashion collection. The pieces were unveiled during SA Fashion Week A18. Designers Oscar Ncube and Mandy Newman created the collection that reflects the Afropunk aesthetic through the usage of piercings of African tribesmen and women,  slogans and distressed tees.

    The clothing will go on sale in Johannesburg at Afropunk Joberg December 30-31st. The festival takes place at Constitution Hill and the lineup includes Solange, Spoek Mathambo, Black Motion, Theo Parrish and more. Tickets are on sale now.