Music

Welcome To AFROPUNK: Kari Faux

June 14, 2018

Every year, the AFROPUNK Festivals around the world welcome many new and young artists to its stages for the first time. This year, we decided to ask a few of them to introduce themselves to the AFROPUNK audience by answering some questions about who they are, where they come from, why they do what they do, and what brought them here.  We kick-off with Kari Faux, whose tracks supply the futuristic fire, and who’ll make her AFROPUNK debut in Atlanta.


Age:

25

Place of Birth and/or Residence:

Little Rock, Arkansas

Short Description of What You Do:

Rap/Sing

Q: What are your favorite things about where you are from, and what are your favorite things about local black culture where you are from?

The history, for sure. Little Rock is known for The Little Rock Nine, nine black students who were the first to integrate a high school in the south. Also, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of Rock & Roll, was from Arkansas so Rock, Blues and Country music are very important. My favorite part about local black culture where I’m from would be the food and hospitality. There’s nothing like it.

Q: If there was one or two core thoughts/ideas that you want your music to convey, what are they?

The core thoughts I want my music to convey is the empowerment/love of self and inclusiveness for those who don’t feel like they fit into the norm.

Q: What is your most recent musical project? What separates it from your previous musical/creative projects?

My most recent project was called “Primary”. What separated “Primary” the rest of my music, in my opinion, was the honesty of how I was feeling at the time and the style of production used.

Q: Talk a little bit more about that – ‘honesty’ how? And also, how was the production different this time around?

I was being honest about my last relationship and how self conscious I am at times. The production on “Primary” was more groovy and laidback. I had a lot of help from Matt Martians from The Internet who’s a really good friend of mine.

Q: When did you first hear of AFROPUNK? or Do you have any firsthand AFROPUNK experiences of your own?

I believe I first heard about AFROPUNK around 2011-2012 when I used to see photos of all the outfits from the festival online. I attended AFROPUNK in 2016 and it was beautiful to see so many black people of different walks of life in one space.

Q: What are you looking forward to most when you play at AFROPUNK?

A beautiful energy exchange between the audience and myself and gaining new supporters.

Catch Kari Faux at AFROPUNK Presents… The Carnival of Consciousness Atlanta Edition 2018! Tickets available HERE.

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