#AFROPUNKPARIS


Media Sponsors

Bands

  • Lianne La Havas

    Lianne La Havas

    May 24

    Lianne La Havas’ soulful folk music has earned her international acclaim since the release of her 2012 debut “Is Your Love Big Enough?” She was nominated for the Mercury Prize and won iTunes Album of the Year in 2012.

    details preview
  • Twin Shadow

    Twin Shadow

    May 23

    Born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and boasting an expansive musical background that includes composing for a touring dance company and fronting a Boston punk group, George Lewis, Jr. put his own multifaceted spin on chillwave when he started making solo bedroom recordings in Brooklyn as Twin Shadow. A born crooner with a […]

    details preview
  • Willow Smith

    Willow Smith

    May 24

    Before she was a preteen, Willow had been seen on both the small and big screen opposite some of today’s most successful actors and actresses. Already a trendsetter with her unique and distinct fashion sense, Willow has been seen sitting front row at some of the most exclusive fashion shows. Her debut hit single “Whip […]

    details preview
  • Jaden Smith

    Jaden Smith

    May 24

    Actor and rapper Jaden Smith appeared in his first film at 8 in The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006. In 2012, he released his first mixtape The Cool Cafe, followed by The Cool Cafe Vol. 2 in 2014. His latest EP This Is The Album was released in February 2015, featuring the single “4 my […]

    details preview
  • Lolawolf

    Lolawolf

    May 23

    LOLAWOLF is a trio from New York fronted by Zoë Kravitz. The band includes Jimmy Giannopoulos and James Levy from Reputante. The band recorded their five-song debut EP over a ten day stretch last summer in Los Angeles described as a “sleep-deprived experiment among friends.” The sound of the EP has been described as “surging […]

    details preview
  • Keziah Jones

    Keziah Jones

    May 23

    Born Olufemi Sanyaolu, Keziah Jones’ unique sound is a mix of his Nigerian roots and modern soul. His 2008 album “Nigerian Wood” was a European smash hit, catching attention for his unique guitar style.

    details preview
  • Patrice

    Patrice

    May 24

    Named for slain Congolese leader. Babatunde, Patrice Babatunde Bart-Williams better known as Patrice, mixes the rhythms of his native Sierra Leone with soul, reggae, and indie rock. His inimitable style has earned him international accolades and collaborations with Cee-Lo, Selah Sue, and the venerable Cody ChesnuTT.

    details preview
  • Leon Bridges

    Leon Bridges

    May 23

    Leon Bridges is a singer/Songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. His music blends Southern Soul and Gospel with a modern vibe.

    details preview
  • Lion Babe

    Lion Babe

    May 24

    Constantly embracing polarity, mixing and matching sounds and visuals to create something new and unique – LION BABE are the New York duo formed of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and instrumentalist and producer Lucas Goodman. Lion Babe have collaborated with Childish Gambino and have an upcoming project with Pharrell Williams.

    details preview
  • The Bots

    The Bots

    May 24

    Los Angeles brothers and bandmates Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei recorded their first album together when they were just 15 and 12. Their distinctive sound brings together the veracity of garage/punk while paying homage to the American blues and ballad tradition.

    details preview
  • Young Paris

    Young Paris

    May 23

    Raised in NYC by world renown Congolese performers, Young Paris crafts a unique sound that threads the boundary between rap and electronic dance music sampling heavily from traditional African drumbeats. Along with 5 of his brothers and sisters, he performs an exuberant live show that merges dance, performance art, and an unparalleled personal style.

    details preview
  • Youth Man

    Youth Man

    May 23

    The Birmingham, UK punk rock trio Youth Man has earned a name for itself for their fiery, destructive sets, and outspoken socio-political music.

    details preview