Award-winning saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia releases her new album, ‘SOURCE,’ today on Concord Jazz. Produced by Garcia herself in collaboration with celebrated producer Kwes (Bobby Womack, Solange, Nerija), the album has already generated much excitement with lead
London-based rapper Kojey Radical opens the book on three key songs: 'Cashmere Tears,' '2020,' and 'Can't Go Back.'
Charismatic and always animated, Sho Madjozi is about as hype as a cultural ambassador can get. Reppin’ for the Continent, South Africa’s red-hot music scene, and her Tsonga ethnic group, Sho Madjozi has taken the world by storm with her hit single "John Cena." For the latest episode of our Sound Check interview series, AFROPUNK caught up with her after a high-energy performance at our Atlanta Carnival of Consciousness. In our chat she explains how the wrestler’s name relates to her love life, putting on for her people, and how Africa is finally getting recognized for its cultural contributions
Weeks ahead of her performance at AFROPUNK Atlanta 2019, we spoke to the singer, rapper, and producer Leikeli47. The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Virginia triple-threat explained the connection between Black women’s beauty rituals and her projects ‘Wash & Set’ and ‘Acrylic’ as well as the relationship she has with her fans.
With a clean-cut new look and a new attitude toward making music, Detroit rapper Danny Brown is back on the rap scene. A few weeks ahead of the release of his album ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’, AFROPUNK spoke to him about the advice he got from Nas, becoming a TV star, and blazing a trail for rappers to be as weird as they wanna be.
Dreamville duo Earthgang is the product of the vibrant Chocolate City that is Atlanta. With their new album ‘Mirrorland’ out and as they gear up to perform in their hometown at AFROPUNK Atlanta in October we spoke to Olu and WowGr8 about their roots in what they describe as “the Blackest city in the world” [outside of Africa] and their connection to the diaspora.
Ho99o9 wants nothing less than fans to wait for their music—they're a band of urgency.
Professor, activist and author Angela Davis talked to us at our AFROPUNK Joburg festival. Journalist and culture editor Danielle Bowler delve deep into topics democracy and freedom. As she does, Ms. Davis dropped a wealth of knowledge and commentary on the state of Blackness and freedom in 2020.
The Grammy-nominated songstress from London recently played AFROPUNK Joburg, and for SOUND CHECK we caught up with her to talk about her inspirations, collaborations and time in the Motherland.