Listen up – Afropunk London’s line-up is a rallying call for unity
Afropunk has just announced a mighty line-up for its second annual shindig in London. The two-day festival on 22-24 July at Printworks will feature a little bit of everything the city is famed for, from grime and reggae to soul and rock. Expect rousing performances from artists both established and emerging, including Lianne La Havas, Nao, JME, The Heavy, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jazzie B, Kojey Radical, Nadia Rose and Little Simz plus DJ sets from Born n Bred, Gal-Dem and Hannah Faith. Meanwhile bringing some US flavours across hip hop, jazz and pop will be Thundercat, Danny Brown, Willow Smith and Saul Williams.
Afropunk’s 2017 theme, We The People, sets the scene for the Brooklyn-based organisation’s global expansion across the US, Europe and Africa with their sights set on their first Johannesburg event this December. The Afropunk movement is “less concerned with genres and pigeonholes than with the strength and unity of otherness,” as this diverse and powerful roll call of artists exemplifies.
Following last year’s media partnership with Afropunk London, Nataal looks forward to joining forces again this summer.
Read Ekow Eshun’s Afropunk Letter here.
Afropunk London is from 22-23 July 2017 at Printworks London
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Published on 26/04/2017