EVENT | AFROPUNK (@afropunk) TAKEOVER BRIXTON SATURDAY 1ST SEPT — SATURDAY 8TH SEPT 2018

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AFROPUNK TAKEOVER BRIX­TON : EVOLVING INTO WEEK LONG OUT­ING WITH FULL BRIX­TON TAKEOVER, 1ST — 8TH SEPTEM­BER. AFROPUNK DES­CENDS ON THE CUL­TUR­AL HUB WITH TALKS, WORK­SHOPS, DJ SETS, LIVE MUSIC FROM AUGUST GREENE (Robert Glasper, Com­mon, Kar­riem Rig­gins), FILM, ART EXHIB­I­TIONS AND MORE, PLUS SOME VERY SPE­CIAL GUESTS

AFROPUNK LON­DON || VARI­OUS VEN­UES, BRIX­TON
SAT­URDAY 1ST SEPT — SAT­URDAY 8TH SEPT 2018

A glob­al insti­tu­tion recog­nised for cel­eb­rat­ing unity, cre­ativ­ity and her­it­age in the music world for over 14 years, AFROPUNK is a tri­umph of mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism and diversity for people of all races, genders, col­ours, creeds and tastes. NEW YORK, ATLANTA, JOHAN­NES­BURG and PAR­IS are all now home to glob­al AFROPUNK events. Now enter­ing its third year, AFROPUNK Lon­don has evolved with a com­munity focus. This Septem­ber 1st — 8th, AFROPUNK returns, des­cend­ing on South London’s eclectic hub, steeped in rich his­tory and effer­ves­cent with diversity in cul­tures — BRIX­TON. Back for it’s third out­ing, AFROPUNK London’s week long pro­gram­me spans art, fash­ion, film, music, edu­ca­tion and more. Expand your mind and feast your ears and eyes with a whirl­wind of inspir­ing offer­ings. An art exhib­i­tion at 198 Gal­lery, per­form­ances from revered super­group, August Greene (Robert Glasper, Com­mon, Kar­riem Rig­gins), plus DJ sets from Jaz­zie B, BBZ col­lect­ive, BORN N BREAD and more are just a few of the events in-store. There’s a whole host of talks, work­shops, music and film screen­ings still to be announced. Plus, there’ll be food, art, style and the return of Battle of the Bands. Eyes peeled for the major bill still to come:
http://afropunkfest.com/london/2018-festival/thetakeoverbrixton/

- BRIX­TON -

Hav­ing pre­vi­ously explored Lon­don, AFROPUNK now enters Brix­ton. The fresh loc­a­tion, and change in pro­gram­me, with a week-long, mul­tidiscip­lin­ary offer­ing of events and exhib­i­tions is a nat­ur­al fit in line with AFROPUNK’s desire to con­nect through Dia­spora; cre­at­ing bonds between those with a shared mind­set. AFROPUNK is proud to des­cend on South Lon­don, a glob­ally recog­nised hot­bed for Afric­an and Carib­bean soci­et­ies in the UK Cap­it­al.

- WHAT’S ON –

Tak­ing the reins of many loc­al arts ven­ues, AFROPUNK encour­ages new rela­tion­ships between people, places and spaces, draw­ing on its cul­tur­ally rich tapestry. Thought­ful cur­a­tion sees an incred­ible pro­gram­me from 1st — 8th Septem­ber with an Art Exhib­i­tion, Talks, Live Music, DJs, Film Screen­ings and more across The Ritzy, Pop Brix­ton, Black Cul­tur­al Archives, 198 Gal­lery, Elec­tric Brix­ton, O2 Academy Brix­ton and the Depart­ment Store.

Music­ally, it’s a melt­ing pot of vin­tage sounds and new-gen energy, with a pro­gram­me span­ning clas­sic hip-hop, rap, soul, jazz, afrobeats and bey­ond. Fri­day 7th Septem­ber is a club-ready shake down as Elec­tric Brix­ton host AFROPUNK main­stay, Soul II Soul’s Jaz­zie B, loc­al her­oes, BBZ, and party crew, BORN N BREAD (NTS). With a very spe­cial guest still to be announced, it’s good-times guar­an­teed.

Sat­urday 8th Septem­ber sees a soul­ful, son­ic jour­ney as super­group, August Greene  (Robert Glasper, Com­mon, Kar­riem Rig­gins)take to the O2 Academy Brix­ton. The inim­it­able jazz, hip-hop and r&b col­lect­ive prom­ise magic moments draw­ing on dec­ades of work­ing with pion­eer­ing artists across the globe. The incred­ible mind 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. Pro­duced in asso­ci­ation with Met­ro­pol­is Music, with very spe­cial guests still to be announced, don’t sleep on this. Tick­ets and info here:https://www.metropolismusic.com/artists/afropunk/

- TALKS, FILM AND ART -
Out­side of all of this, there’s a lot more to find and do. Monday 3rd Septem­ber marks the begin­ning of a week-long Art Exhib­i­tion in the 198 Gal­lery, plus 6 nights of insight­ful talks at the Depart­ment Store. The vibrant open space will be filled with a host of guest speak­ers explor­ing what it means to be Black, cov­er­ing issues from men­tal health, and gender to entre­pren­eur­ship and bey­ond. BBZ and gal-demdis­cuss all things LGB­TQIA, with a post-dis­cus­sion din­ner on Wed­nes­day 5th Septem­ber. The anti­cip­ated return of the Battle of the Bands also returns, with the final set to shake Pop Brix­ton to the core on 5thSeptem­ber. Eyes peeled for the full pro­gram­me.

Visu­al arts fans will rev­el in screen­ings of sem­in­al films, in the Ritzy cinema. Plus, the festival’s Black in the Day exhib­i­tion looks through the his­tory of AFROPUNK, just a stone’s throw away in the Black Cul­tur­al Archives; a one-of-a-kind ven­ue ded­ic­ated to pre­serving, col­lect­ing and cel­eb­rat­ing Black her­it­age. Right on Windrush Square, the exhib­i­tion and loc­a­tion are an import­ant acknow­ledge­ment of Brix­ton and its his­tory.

Attendees are encour­aged to become a part of the AFROPUNK com­munity through the event — check­ing out the offer­ings through­out the dur­a­tion of the week and long after. It’s about cre­at­ing an exten­ded fam­ily of AFROPUNK, with a united voice to be heard. Celebrity speak­ers, spe­cial guests, live music, DJ sets and more film screen­ings are still to be announced in the com­ing weeks.

Sat­urday 1st Septem­ber
OPEN­ING EVENT : TBA

Monday 3rd Septem­ber
— Start of art exhib­i­tion at 198 Gal­lery
— Talk at Depart­ment Store : TBA

Tues­day 4th Septem­ber
— Art exhib­i­tion at 198 Gal­lery
— Talk at Depart­ment Store : TBA
— Film Screen­ing at Ritzy : TBA

Wed­nes­day 5th Septem­ber
— Art exhib­i­tion at 198 Gal­lery
— BBZ and gal-dem talk LGB­TQIA, din­ner at Depart­ment Store.
— Battle of the Bands final at Pop Brix­ton

Thursday 6th Septem­ber
— Art exhib­i­tion at 198 Gal­lery
— Talk at Depart­ment Store: TBA

Fri­day 7th Septem­ber
— Art exhib­i­tion at 198 Gal­lery
— Black In The Day @ Black Cul­tur­al Archives: AFROPUNK archive event
Club night at Elec­tric Brix­ton
Spe­cial Guest TBA,
Jaz­zie B, BBZ, Born N Bread and more.

Sat­urday 8th Septem­ber
— Art exhib­i­tion at 198 Gal­lery
— Talk at Depart­ment Store

AFROPUNK TAKEOVER BRIX­TON
O2 Academy Brix­ton
August Greene (Robert Glasper, Com­mon, Kar­riem Rig­gins) 
Spe­cial Guests TBA
Pro­duced in asso­ci­ation with Met­ro­pol­is Music.

For more inform­a­tion and tick­ets click here. 
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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.