AfroPunk Festival 2019
The AfroPunk Festival has opened many doors for the Black community and the music they cultivated. Since its founding in 2005 by James Spooner and Matthew Morgan, the festival has stretched from Brooklyn, New York to Johannesburg, South Africa. Musically, they shifted from the Black alternative punk scene to hip hop and soul music to include talent such as Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, and now DJs like GabSoul, UNIIQU3, DJ Nativesun, and Boston Chery.
When AfroPunk first introduced their new admissions policy for the annual event, many die-hard concert-goers were upset. However, the mission of AfroPunk remained the same, and the music festival continues to provide a space for Black musicians to showcase their niche artistry. HangTime was very excited to hear the announcement of this year’s artist lineup, we had to get in contact with some of the DJs to hear their story and how they got onto the stage.
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