Saturday, August 22
How Afropunk Became a Full-Blown Movement
"... And then a news anchor cut in, and the camera panned away. 'I thought that was punk rock,' says Hanif Abdurraqib, a 32-year-old poet and, most recently, the essayist behind Pitchfork's 'I Wasn't Brought Here, I Was Born: Surviving Punk Rock Long Enough To Find Afropunk.' 'I think Janelle Monáe is wholly punk rock.'Anyone associated with the Afropunk festival, where Monáe has performed three times, would agree. This weekend, the black-centric fest will celebrate its eleventh year in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood, proving that it's not a blip, but a movement — one that's needed more than ever before. ..."
Afro Punk Fest (Video)
Untitled (An Oral History of D'Angelo)
Pitchfork: I Wasn't Brought Here, I Was Born: Surviving Punk Rock Long Enough To Find Afropunk
2014 September: Afropunk Before Afropunk