July 20, 2018
AFROPUNK Takeover Brixton in September
A triumph of multiculturalism!
Back for its third outing, AFROPUNK London’s week-long 2018 programme in Brixton spans art, fashion, film, music, education and more, culminating on Saturday, 8th September when supergroup August Greene (Robert Glasper, Common, and Karriem Riggins), take to the O2 Academy Brixton. Laura Mvula, Akala, Bakar will also feature at this special event!
The inimitable Jazz, Hip-Hop and R&B collective promise a magic performance drawing on decades of working with pioneering artists across the globe. The incredible talent behind 2012’s Black Radio and Black Radio 2, multi-award winning Robert Glasper, will flex the creative hand behind the works of Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, J Dilla, and Mos Def to name but a few. Chicago’s Hip-Hop legend, Common, also joins, the MC still sounding as fresh as day dot, alongside Detroit’s renowned beatmaker and producer, Karriem Riggins. A nod to all that AFROPUNK stands for, the trio have become synonymous with politically charged, emotive sounds through this collaboration.
Check out their recent performance on NPR's Tiny Desk 👇