As media partner for Afropunk
London, Nataal revs up for this week’s
events across the capital
Finally it is upon us: Afropunk lands in London this weekend and Nataal will be joining the party. Activities kick off on Thursday (22 September) with the UK Black Pride UK premiere of Check It at Brixton’s Ritzy Picture House followed by a panel discussion with Tega Okiti, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Chardine Taylor-Stone and Cakes da Killer.
The next day – and next door to the Ritzy - the Black Cultural Archives hosts See Me Here!, a special exhibition by photographer Liz Johnson-Artur whose images span 30 years of street life around the globe and explore cross cultural identities. Stay local for Friday night when the music starts with an all-nighter courtesy of Body Party at Brixton Jamm, a ‘queer space for black bodies and the people who love them.’ Jay Boogie, NTS’s Larry B, Born n Bread, CKtrl and Nataal favourties Zezi Ifore and Em Bang hold it down.
Saturday (24 September) is of course the main event on the other side of the city at Alexandra Palace. The epic line-up sees the one and only Grace Jones headline plus performances on three main stages from Laura Mvula, Young Fathers, Word Sound Power (Akaka, B.A.D, Dreadzone, Donn letts), SZA, Youth Man, Soulection, GoldLink, Kwabs and many more. Also in the mix is the Market Place where stalls hosted by brands, magazines, artists, designers and advocacy groups create a space to explore, shop and debate.
Read our interview with Afropunk co-founder Matthew Morgan here to get you in the mood. And see you down the front.
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