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posted Oct 19, 2009, 12:20 PM by Vu Nguyen
From girlie.com
Afro-punk Announces Supporting Acts

for First National Tour!



For a Taste of Afro-punk, Download
Afro-punk Vol. 2
Here (don't post or share)

Definition-defying artists like Santogold, Janelle Monae and TV on the Radio are finding peers and a fanbase under the movement's welcoming umbrella.”MTV News (view clip here!) 

After spending the last five years presenting an annual week-long arts festival at the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Afro-punk is now taking the festival on the road in 2010. Supporting acts for the the tour have just been announced for each North American date, with more acts to be announced. For a sample of the tour, check out the digital download of Afro-punk Vol. 2: Fuck Rock Stars. (Please don't post or share that link!)

Afro-punk Dates and Acts: 

10/21/09 - New York, NY @ The Blender Theater**** New Venue
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Activator
Rough Francis

10/22/09 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
American Fangs

10/23/09 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
American Fangs
Saidah Baba Talibah
The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores

10/25/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
American Fangs
No Bird Song
Dearling Physique

10/26/09 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Amp Fidler
American Fangs

10/27/09 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Hollywood Holt
American Fangs

10/30/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Theatre of the Living Arts
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Black Landlord
West Vienna
American Fangs

10/31/09 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Living Color
The Smyrk

11/1/09 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Living Color
The Smyrk

11/4/09 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Earl Greyhound

11/5/09 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Earl Greyhound

11/6/09 - New Orleans, LA @ The House of Blues
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Earl Greyhound

11/8/09 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Earl Greyhound
American Fangs

11/10/09 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Earl Greyhound
American Fangs

11/11/09 - Santa Barbara @ TBD
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Earl Greyhound
American Fangs

11/12/09 - San Diego, CA @ Delta Room
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Irradio
American Fangs

11/13/09 - Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Kimya Dawson
American Fangs

11/15/09 - Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theater 
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Earl Greyhound
American Fangs

11/16/09 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diall
Earl Greyhound
Kimya Dawson
American Fangs

11/17/09 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Saul Williams
CX KiDTONiK & Tchaka Diallo
Earl Greyhound
American Fangs

What is Afro-punk?

Inspired by the the seminal film Afro-punk (2003), spotlighting Black Punks in America, Afro-punk is a growing cultural movement giving a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. Not unlike the early days of Hip-Hop, the scene is a touchstone for tens of thousands of urban progressive kids across the nation (and the globe) who, tired of feeling like outsiders, have sought out  Afropunk.com, where thousands of users, bands, bloggers, and activists gather to and connect with the Afro-punk community.

Ground Zero for this movement is the annual Afro-punk Film, Skate, BMX and Art Festival, launched in Brooklyn in 2005. The festival celebrates and unified the cultural cornerstones of Afro-punk: music, film, skate, and most importantly, the fiercely independent and influential individuals that are the lifeblood of the AP community. Afro-punk has featured an intensely diverse group of artists over the years, including The Noisettes (London), The Dirtbombs (Detroit), Saul Williams (Los Angeles), Ebony Bones (London), Pure Hell (Philadelphia), Earl Greyhound (Brooklyn), The Apes (Washington DC), as well as trend-spotting recent Grammy nominees Janelle Monae and Little Jackie at last year’s festival. AP has also garnered praise from a wide range of media outlets ranging from Pitchfork, URB, Vibe, and Nylon to Variety, Entertainment Weekly, and The Los Angeles Times, and was the subject of an “Urban Eye” video feature by Melena Ryzik in the New York Times last year.

Like every powerful music-based movement, Afro-punk is deeper, broader, and more complex than a simple genre designation.  AP is a provocative social statement -- a remixed global aesthetic that influences youth fashion and personal style, and inspires a multitude of artists in a variety of disciplines as they come together to embrace and celebrate the AP culture. We invite you to join us in this celebration!
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