Preview: Afropunk Brixton

From September 1st til 8th, Afropunk takes over Brixton with a full schedule of exhibitions, talks, and gigs which champion the ‘other’ black experience. The festival travels the world to connect with the global African-Caribbean diaspora. After events in Paris, Brooklyn, Atlanta, and Johannesburg, this is the festival’s first time visiting the large and proud Black communities of South London.

We’ll be covering the events all week, here’s what to expect:

Monday 3rd September
– Art exhibition at 198 Gallery
– Talk at Department Store: Radical Self Care

Tuesday 4th September
– Art exhibition at 198 Gallery
– Talk at Department Store: Kinks, Colorism and Colonialism

Wednesday 5th September
– Art exhibition at 198 Gallery
– Battle of the Bands final at Pop Brixton
– Talk at Department Store: BBZ dinner – Power to the Party

Thursday 6th September
– Art exhibition at 198 Gallery
– Apples and Snakes – Poetry Slam at The Ritzy
– Talk at Department Store: Black in the Day

Friday 7th September
– Art exhibition at 198 Gallery
– Black in The Day @ Black Cultural Archives: AFROPUNK archive event
– Talk at Department Store:
Art and Commerce: Black to The Future Part One
Art and Commerce: Black to The Future Part Two

CLUB NIGHT AT ELECTRIC BRIXTON
Electric Brixton
DJ SPOONY
JAZZIE B
BBZ
BORN N BREAD
RECESS
Tickets : http://bit.ly/BTbrixtonelec

Saturday 8th September
– Art exhibition at 198 Gallery
– Talk at Department Store: Redefining Masculinity

AFROPUNK TAKEOVER BRIXTON
O2 Academy Brixton
AUGUST GREENE (Robert Glasper, Common & Karriem Riggins)
w/ SPECIAL GUEST LAURA MVULA & MORE TBA
AKALA
BAKAR
& MORE GUESTS TBA
RECESS
SHABBA
Tickets: https://www.metropolismusic.com/artists/afropunk/
http://bit.ly/BTbrixtonacad


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