We’re Taking Over Brixton!

We’re proud to announce that we’re taking over Brixton in London between September 1st and 8th for a week of panels, workshops, talks, club nights and live shows!

Having previously explored London, AFROPUNK now enters Brixton. The fresh location, andchange in programme, with a week-long, multidisciplinary offering of events and exhibitions is anatural fit in line with AFROPUNK’s desire to connect through Diaspora; creating bonds between those with a shared mindset. AFROPUNK is proud to descend on South London, a globally recognised hotbed for African and Caribbean societies in the UK Capital.

AFROPUNK Presents @ Brixton Academy

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

August Greene (Robert Glasper, Common & Karriem Riggins)

Akala

Bakar

+ MORE SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

BEATS & RIDDIMS BY:

Shabba

RECESS

AFROPUNK Presents @ Electric Brixton

Line Up:

Monday 3rd September

Art Exhibition at 198 Gallery

More info coming soon

TALK SERIES: RADICAL SELF CARE | AFROPUNK @ THE DEPARTMENT STORE

Tuesday 4th September

Art Exhibition at 198 Gallery

More info coming soon

TALK SERIES: KINKS, COLORISM AND COLONIALISM | AFROPUNK @ THE DEPARTMENT STORE

AFROPUNK Presents Race Music in London: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Electrifying concert performances and intimate, personal footage showcase the life and talent of singer and actress Grace Jones.

Wednesday 5th September

Art Exhibition at 198 Gallery

More info coming soon

AFROPUNK presents Battle of the Bands

More info coming soon

TALK SERIES: BBZ DINNER, POWER TO THE PARTY | AFROPUNK @ THE DEPARTMENT STORE

Thursday 6 September

Art Exhibition at 198 Gallery

More info coming soon

AFROPUNK @ The Department Store (EVENT TBC)

More info coming soon

AFROPUNK & Apples and Snakes presents Poetry Night

Friday 7th September

AFROPUNK Presents @ Electric Brixton

Line Up:

Art Exhibition at 198 Gallery

More info coming soon

TALK SERIES: BLACK TO THE FUTURE PART ONE & PART TWO | AFROPUNK @ THE DEPARTMENT STORE

Saturday 8th September

AFROPUNK Presents @ Brixton Academy

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

August Greene (Robert Glasper, Common & Karriem Riggins)

Akala

Bakar

+ MORE SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

BEATS & RIDDIMS BY:

Shabba

RECESS

Art Exhibition at 198 Gallery

More info coming soon

TALK SERIES: REDEFINING MASCULINITY | AFROPUNK @ THE DEPARTMENT STORE


Who Are We

Afro: as in, born of African spirit and heritage; see also black (not always), see also rhythm and color, see also other, see also underdog.

Punk: as in, rebel, opposing the simple route, imbued with a DIY ethic, looking forward with simplicity, rawness and open curiosity; see also other, see also underdog.

AFROPUNK is defining culture by the collective creative actions of the individual and the group. It is a safe place, a blank space to freak out in, to construct a new reality, to live your life as you see fit, while making sense of the world around you.


Battle of the Bands


Earn Your Spot On The Takeover Brixton

AFROPUNK’s Battle of the Bands is the first expression of mentorship, support and encouragement in our creative community. Yes, it is a competition in which new artists play for the chance to perform at AFROPUNK events and on its festival stages. But it’s more than that. It’s an opportunity to show the people what you got, to be recognized by your audience and by your peers, since they’re the ones picking the winners. Some victors sign record-label deals and become famous for a while, others play a couple of big shows and fade away. Yet, you know, you know it, in this Battle of the Bands moment, that you need a bigger platform. What are you going to do – but whatever you do, the AFROPUNK community is there for you.


Mixtapes

The fans are the bands, the bands are the fans, fuck the rockstars