DJ Spoony, Laura Mvula, Akala and Bakar will play AFROPUNK London’s Brixton takeover in September. Descending on venues from Saturday, September 1st to Saturday, September 8th, details of the talks and poetry slam have also been revealed.
POP Brixton’s Battle of the Bands Final will celebrate aspiring local talent. Entries are being accepted here. DJ Spoony join Jazzie B, BBZ and BORN N BRED at Electric Brixton on Friday, September 7th. Laura Mvula, Akala and Bakar have been added to the O2 Academy Brixton show on Saturday, September 8th featuring August Greene (Robert Glasper, Common, Karriem Riggins) Shabba and Recess.
Monday, September 3rd will mark the beginning of a week-long Art Exhibition in the 198 Gallery, The Ritzy will see Apples and Snakes host some of the best Black British poets and spoken word artists on Thursday, September 6th. The festival’s Black in the Day exhibition will look at the history of AFROPUNK in Black Cultural Archives at Windrush Square while each talks will be held each night at the Department Store.
Opening the talks on Monday, September 3rd will be about Radical Self-care including the stigma around mental health in the black community. Explore identity, colorism, feminism with Michaela Angela Davis leading a dialogue on Kinks, Colorism and Colonialism on Tuesday, September 4th. Safe space promoters, BBZ, and host Kuchenga discuss all things LGBTQIA, protection and resistance with a post-discussion dinner on Wednesday, September 5th.
On Thursday, September 6th the talk wil support the AFROPUNK Black in The Day installation. Friday, September 6th the talk is a two-part exploration of art and commerce, with Black to the Future dealing into creative entrepreneurship and business, and the narratives built through a black lens, led by marketers, journalists, and other creatives. The final talk on Saturday, September 8th delves into the redefining masculinity with a discussion on the dismantling of systemic racial stereotypes to empower communities.
For tickets and details go to afropunkfest.com.