2.27.2023

Photo Recap: AFROPUNK Takes Over Lincoln Center with BLACK HERSTORY LIVE

With Musical Performances from India.Arie, Mereba, and More, Words from Poets Mahogany L. Browne and aja monet, Choreography from Ebony Williams, and an Open Fair Featuring Artists and Merchants From the Community, AFROPUNK’s Takeover of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Was a One-of-a-Kind Experience

(Photo Credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

THE RECAP:

AFROPUNK is dedicated to hosting unique cultural events that highlight all aspects of the Black experience. This past weekend, AFROPUNK took over Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with BLACK HERSTORY LIVE, a one-of-a-kind experience that honored and celebrated Black women in the performing arts.

An immersive multidisciplinary experience that includes music, visual art, poetry, dance, and much more, the two-night BLACK HERSTORY LIVE takeover welcomed musical performances from Grammy winner india.arie, as well as exciting singers like Mereba, UMI, Danielle Ponder, and Celisse, invigorating poetry by Mahogany L. Browne and aja monet, and expressive dance choreographed by Ebony Williams.

Before each night’s event, AFROPUNK hosted the¬†BLACK HERSTORY: Open Fair,¬†offering local Black artists from various disciplines to show their skills in a friendly and welcoming environment. Performances at the Open Fair ranged from slam poetry, an all-woman DJ takeover featuring Vonnie Mack, Kola Champagne, and Nikki Anticss, and dance performances from LADIES OF HIP-HOP and standouts from The Julliard School’s dance program. The Open Fair also featured AFROPUNK’s signature¬†Spinthrift Market, featuring selections from local, Black-owned businesses and a special sponsored activation from Sephora.

Check out highlight photos from Lincoln Center below and stay tuned for more information about forthcoming AFROPUNK events and initiatives.

Check out even more photos from the event¬†HERE. Please credit photos as such “(AFROPUNK / photographer).”

See even more highlights on AFROPUNK’s¬†Instagram.

For all other inquiries, please contact Michelle, Annjie, or Destiny

INDIA.ARIE

 

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

MEREBA

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

MAHOGANY L. BROWNE

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Nick Watkin)

DANIELLE PONDER

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Nick Watkin)

aja monet

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

CELISSE

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Nick Watkin)

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHED BY EBONY WILLIAMS

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Nick Watkin)

SCENES FROM THE EVENT

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Miguel Maldonado)

THE BACKGROUND:

About AFROPUNK:

AFROPUNK IS THE MICROPHONE OF THOUGHT AND A LENS OF PERSPECTIVE

AFROPUNK is an integrated media platform and global music festival platform giving voice to the unwritten, unwelcome and unseen. AFROPUNK is redefining the modern multicultural experience through its mission to unleash freedom of expression and to honor the power of individuality while strengthening our community. AFROPUNK creates an anchor for its growing audience of multicultural youth through its annual music festival and other events (in Brooklyn, Miami, Minneapolis, and Oakland) with past events in Paris, London, Atlanta, and Johannesburg), while continually enhancing engagement and promoting conversation through content, commerce, and community.

AFROPUNK is devoted to creating safe spaces for the expression of Black liberation and a Black Future where we love ourselves and each other without preconception. The AFROPUNK tenets serve as a North Star and remind people to check themselves, ego and each other when we enter the shared spaces.

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