Merci Paris!!

Check out our recap video from AFROPUNK Paris 2017!

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.

Mixtapes

The fans are the bands, the bands are the fans. Fuck rock stars.

What They're Saying

En faisant monter sur scène des groupes de différents horizons, rock indé, garage, soul, R&B ou pop, le festival met en lumière sa qualité inspirante et rebelle de la contreculture. Amis parisiens, estimez-vous heureux : pour sa première date à l’étranger, la manifestation a choisi la capitale française.

Dans la salle du Trianon, toutes les générations, toutes les nationalités sont réunies. Des Anglais, des Hollandais et même des Suédois ont fait le déplacement en organisant du covoiturage. De jeunes ados et leurs parents sont aussi de la partie. À l’instar du festival de Coachella, le spectacle se passe sur scène et dans le public, qui arbore des looks hyper pointus – du style bohème au grunge – et des coiffures toutes plus originales les unes que les autres.

The Paris festival reminded me of AFROPUNK’s ‘humble’ beginnings. Although the setting was different, the spirit was still the same. If history is to repeat itself, the festival in Paris is well on its way to being a looked-forward-to Summer staple for Paris’ alternative music scene.

Battle Of The Bands

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