TICKETS START AT $30!
AFROPUNK: "UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK"
THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SONGBOOK REMIXED
Saturday, Feb 25 at 7:30PM
The Apollo Theater partners with the international cultural movement, AFROPUNK, to pay homage to black protest music and iconic and contemporary artists who have celebrated the power of being unapologetically black. This show will feature special guests from both the popular and alternative music scenes with an all-star big band.
In 2003, Matthew Morgan produced Afro-Punk the seminal cult classic documentary spotlighting Black Punks in America Directed by James Spooner. The focus was giving a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. Morgan, a music industry executive, instinctively understood that the indie rock/punk/hardcore scene had powerful appeal beyond the predictable Caucasian audience.
AFROPUNK has evolved into a touchstone of a cultural movement strongly reminiscent of the early days of Hip-Hop. Alternative urban kids across the across the globe who felt like outsiders discovered they were actually the core of a boldly innovative, fast-growing community.