Grace Jones will replace M.I.A. at the inaugural Afropunk London, the festival has announced. M.I.A. was dropped last week, after a protracted discussion around controversial comments she made about Black Lives Matter. Jones joins artists including Kwabs, SZA, Loyle Carner, MNEK, Ho99o9, and more. The festival takes place on September 24 at Alexandra Palace.
Read “As Much as I Can, as Black as I Am: The Queer History of Grace Jones” from the Pitchfork Review.
Read “A Weekend at Afropunk” on the Pitch.