The level of my excitement when I heard Afropunk was coming to Jhb was beyond me writing about it, it got even worse when I received an invitation to the Kick Off Bash that was held in Constitution Hill, which was dope! Anyway now that my excitement has calm down a bit, I can share the good news with those that haven’t heard yet (but where have you been)
I don’t think I’ve been this happy to spend New Years’s eve in JHB because the festival is on the 30th and 31st Dec, what a great way to enter 2018!! The festival will bring two nights of music,style, art and food at Constitution Hill.
Check out the line up below,more to be announced later.
Solange, Anderson .Paak, Laura Mvula, King Tha vs Blk Jks, The Brother Moves On, Manthe Ribane Feat Okzharp, Urban Village, Nakhane, Nonku Phiri, Theo Parrish, Black Motion, DJ Lag, Spoek Mathambo, TCIYF, Thandiswa, Alekesam, Gods Sons & Daughter.
So why Jhb?
The move to Johannesburg is a natural fit in line with AFROPUNK’s desire to make connections throughout the Diaspora, creating bonds between those with a shared mindset. From the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York, through to U.S. and Europe, and now in yet another continent, this AFROPUNK mindset is less concerned with genres and pigeonholes, than the strength and unity of otherness. Modern South Africa is proof of the victory of otherness over historical precedent, and of the country’s desire to mold a society based on virtues that are at the core of AFROPUNK.
You can get your tickets below