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Afropunk 2018 takes over Brixton Afropunk 2018 takes over Brixton
Afropunk 2018 takes over Brixton

AFROPUNK takes over Brixton in London between September 2nd – 8th for a week of live music, club nights, panels, talks, art exhibitions films and much more!

 

A global institution recognised for celebrating unity, creativity and heritage in the music world for over 14 years, AFROPUNK is a triumph of multiculturalism and diversity for people of all races, genders, colours, creeds and tastes.

 

New York, Atlanta, Johannesburg and Paris are all now home to global AFROPUNK events.

 

AFROPUNK now enters Brixton. The fresh location, and change in programme and  multidisciplinary programme offering of events and exhibitions is a natural fit in line with AFROPUNK’s desire to connect through Diaspora; creating bonds between those with a shared mindset.

 

Friday 7th September is a club-ready shake down as Electric Brixton host AFROPUNK mainstay, Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B, local heroes, BBZ, and party crew, Born n Bread with a very special guest to be announced, it’s good-times guaranteed.

 

Saturday 8th September sees a soulful, sonic journey as supergroup, August Greene  (Robert Glasper, Common, Karriem Riggins, pictured), take to the O2 Academy Brixton. The inimitable jazz, hip-hop and r&b collective promise magic moments drawing on decades of working with pioneering artists across the globe.

 

Multi-award winning Robert  has worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, J Dilla, and Mos Def will bring his creative vision, whilst Chicago’s hip-hop legend, Common add weight to the night, the MC still sounding as fresh as day dot. Making up this tight trio will be Detroit’s renowned beatmaker and producer, Karriem Riggins.

 

The 198 Gallery, will showcase a week-long Art Exhibition from new and established artists that break many boundaries. Plus there will be six nights of insightful talks at the Department Store. The vibrant open space will be filled with a host of guest speakers exploring what it means to be Black, covering issues from mental health, and gender to entrepreneurship and beyond.

 

Visual arts fans will revel in screenings of seminal films, in the Ritzy cinema. Plus, the festival’s Black in the Day exhibition looks through the history of AFROPUNK, just a stone’s throw away in the Black Cultural Archives;

 

Friday 7th September / CLUB NIGHT AT ELECTRIC BRIXTON
Electric Brixton
DJ SPOONY
JAZZIE B
BBZ
BORN N BREAD
RECESS
TICKETS : http://bit.ly/BTbrixtonelec

 

Saturday 8th September / AFROPUNK TAKEOVER BRIXTON
O2 Academy Brixton
AUGUST GREENE (Robert Glasper, Common & Karriem Riggins)
w/ SPECIAL GUEST LAURA MVULA
AKALA
BAKAR
RECESS
SHABBA
Produced in association with Metropolis Music.
Info and tickets here: https://www.metropolismusic.com/artists/afropunk/
http://bit.ly/BTbrixtonacad

 

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For tickets and info visit : http://afropunkfest.com/london/2018-festival/thetakeoverbrixton/

 

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