Daily Archives: July 8, 2016

Lauryn Hill - Vice

Afro-Punk: The Race Barrier of Rock ‘N’ Roll and Its Complicated History

The New York Times described The Afro-Punk Fest in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park as “the most multicultural festival in the US.” The word ‘afro-punk’ (a portmanteau of the words “afro” and “punk rock music”) has become synonymous with ‘open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music.’ This…

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