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Afro-punk Comes to Philly
Fall Tour Features Saul Williams with CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo, Black Landlord, West Vienna, and American Fangs Joining him in Philadelphia
The Show will be at the TLA on October 30th and we have a few tickets to give away. All you have to do is email Edwin@uristocrat.com or retweet this post with @uristocrat and we will enter you in the drawing for tickets.
After spending the last five years presenting an annual week-long arts festival at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Afro-punk is now ready to take the festival on the road in 2010. So to warm things up they will be hitting several major cities this fall. With an explosive mix of music, Xtreme sports, and visual art, audiences around the country will now be able to experience what the Afro-punk community has known for years: that this scene is one of the most electrifying and creative communities in America.
Described by the New York Times as putting “rock and rebellion squarely in the category of African-American music,” Afro-punk is ready to break nationally. The festival has a history of presenting new artists before they hit it big, such as Grammy-nominated Santogold, The Noisettes and Janelle Monae, who performed at the 2008 festival. The 2009 Afro-punk Tour Lineup will feature at select dates The London Souls, Hollywood Holt, Krak Attack, Activator,The Smyrk, J*Davey, Irradio, American Fangs, along with additional artists added in each local market.
Inspired by the the seminal film Afro-punk (2003), spotlighting Black Punks in America, Afro-punk is a growing cultural movement giving a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. Not unlike the early days of Hip-Hop, the scene is a touchstone for tens of thousands of urban progressive kids across the nation (and the globe) who, tired of feeling like outsiders, have sought out Afropunk.com, where thousands of users, bands, bloggers, and activists gather to and connect with the Afro-punk community.