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 AFROPUNK Paris stage

La ” Battle of the Bands” d’AFROPUNK est la première expression de mentorat, de soutien et d’encouragement dans notre communauté créative. Oui, c’est un concours dans lequel de nouveaux artistes jouent pour avoir la chance de se produire dans les événements d’AFROPUNK et sur les scènes du festival. Mais c’est plus que ça. C’est l’occasion de montrer aux gens ce que vous avez, d’être reconnu par votre auditoire et par vos pairs, puisque ce sont eux qui choisissent les gagnants. Certains vainqueurs signent des contrats en maisons de disques et deviennent célèbres pendant un certain temps, d’autres jouent dans de grands spectacles et disparaissent. Mais, tous sentent les cris d’une salle d’approbation reconnaissant, dans ce moment , que vous méritez une plus grande salle. Ce que vous faites de ce moment dépend de vous – mais quoi que vous fassiez, la communauté AFROPUNK est là pour vous. Soyez le premier à recevoir les informations sur notre concours 2018 “Battle of the Bands” de Paris!

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 is 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 all feel the roar of an approving room recognizing, in this Battle of the Bands moment, that you need a bigger platform.
What you do with that moment is up to you – but whatever you do, the AFROPUNK community is there for you.

The SpinThrift Market

For us, by our community

The SPINTHRIFT Market showcases and celebrates the best of Paris’s maker community. For the DIY-minded, an array of one-of-a-kind and bespoke items inspired by African art and textiles. Jewelry, natural beauty products, apparel, housewares, books, prints, and more. A complete list of vendors coming soon.


Fans are the bands, bands are the fans, fuck rockstars

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