afropunk presents race music in atl: film screenings & after-parties in the afropunk pop-up shop

September 16, 2015

For the first time in its history AFROPUNK will have a pop-up lifestyle concept space in the Historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta – selling a selection of AFROPUNK merchandise and paraphernalia including t-shirts, hats, and special capsule collaborations from Atlanta’s urban street wear designers FRESH.i.AM and Parisian designer XULY.Bët.
Address: Space2 – 485 Edgewood Ave, SE ATL

Check out the program + RSVP link below.

+ Don’t forget to join us at our first AFROPUNK Festival in Atlanta October 3-4 featuring D’Angelo, Flying Lotus, Santigold, Public Enemy, Death Grips, Kelela, Lolawolf & more!!

AFROPUNK presents Race Music a series of curated intimate film screenings and after parties in the AFROPUNK pop-up shop

The “Race Music” series frames our ever-changing cultural climate, each film is a cinematic adventure and a historic treat. First up “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown”, the remarkable story of this supremely gifted and enormously influential American musical icon. Week 2; “What Happened, Miss Simone?” The heartbreaking and riveting tale of the legendary singer and activist Nina Simone, who once told Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “I’m not nonviolent.” The documentary speaks to the life and legend of the singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the “High Priestess of Soul.” The series closes with “The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution” a uniquely American story of a growing pride in black culture, and more militant demands for justice and racial equality, with a cast of larger-than-life personalities including: Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, and Fred Hampton. Renowned documentarian Stanley Nelson masterfully assembles rare archival footage that contextualizes the history of the Panthers. 


Week 1
Film Screening – Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Godfather After Party 

Week 2
Film Screening – What Happened, Miss Simone?
Ladies First After Party 

Week 3
The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution
Live performance by Follow The Nomad Ft Dallas Austin  

Sponsored bar by ​Hendrick’s ​​and​ Dos Equis

Photos of the XULY.Bët x AFROPUNK collection (via @projecttribe):