Launching this year with the tagline, “We The People” Afropunk 2017 has stacked up some of the UK’s best talent alongside US stalwarts, for the return of the festival to London. With a huge weekend line-up to celebrate its second year in the capital, AFROPUNK is fast setting it’s culture defining ethos as a multicultural celebration with global appeal and stages across New York, Atlanta, Johannesburg, Paris and London.
London’s newest venue, Printworks will play host to this year’s event on July 22nd and 23rd 2017, with NAO, Jazzie B, Nadia Rose, Clara Amfo, Jamz Supernova and more all coming together as heritage names in UK music blend with the new gen. Catch all the highlights and photo’s from the last years Afropunk fest here.
WE THE PEOPLE:
We, the people built this land. Our flesh and blood is present in its buildings, its roads and its bridges. Our souls are its spiritual cornerstone. Our culture is its foundation. Our being nourishes this land – as our ancestors’ beings nourished it before us – yet the land has not always reimbursed us.
We, the people recognize the bullshit of the powerful. The injustices they committed in the past have never disappeared from view. The inequalities they perpetrate are there for all but the blind. The inadequacies they’ve paid forward to a future age are appearing over the horizon. Unless…
We, the people have a code:
We, the people commit ourselves to uphold and fight for the rights enshrined in our code. Let us honour those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, and hold accountable those who curtail our liberties. Let us walk in the footsteps of warriors who came before us, and strive to create a society based on fundamental human rights. Let us rewrite the universal laws and educate the errant minds.
We, the people have the will to heal the divisions that threaten to reduce our dreams to ashes. We believe in resurrecting the creative power of our diversity. We open our hearts and minds, and dance to the rhythm of a brand-new future. Together. Brave and compassionate. And beautiful.
May the Goddess protect we, the people.
Tickets are on sale now for the 22nd July – 23rd July 2017 here.