Afro: as in, born of African spirit and heritage; see also black, see also, underdog.
Punk: as in, rebel, contrasting the simple road, imbued with a DIY ethic, looking forward with simplicity, rawness and open curiosity; see also other, see also underdog.
In 2005, the very first annual AFROPUNK Festival debuted to wildly enthusiastic crowds at the iconic Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). The festival celebrated and unified the cultural cornerstones of Afro-Punk: music, film, skate, and most importantly, the fiercely independent and influential individuals that are the lifeblood of the AP community.
Today AFROPUNK is the creative culture of the collective creative actions of the individual and the group. It is a safe place, a blank space to freak out, to make a new reality, to live your life as you see fit, while making sense of the world around you.
AFROPUNK Paris Artist Lineup:
TANK AND THE BANGAS