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With her community-oriented and afro-diasporic approach, Brooklyn born & raised, Puerto Rican-Panamanian DJ, BEMBONA, has established herself as a singular voice in the landscape of New York City nightlife and beyond. In 2021 alone, she has had the honor to perform opening sets for La India, Mr. Eazi, DJ Blass & more. She has also performed sets for companies like Youtube, HBO Pa'lante, Snapchat, and has been included in Latinx-focused campaigns for NIKE and Buchanans Whisky. Recognized as a mainstay in this musical panorama, Bembona’s musical practice is rooted in healing and self-love, with an emphasis on educating her followers about the politics of Black Latinidad. In an era where much of mainstream Latinx music is whitewashed, Bembona is adamant about empowering and visibilizing those who look like her. Her mission is to continue to celebrate, empower & unite the Black Diaspora.


Attention all rebels, misfits, and non-conformists! It’s time to mark your calendars because AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 is coming. Get ready for an unapologetically fierce celebration of black culture and music, taking place on August 26th and 27th.



Thank you for your interest in covering AFROPUNK Brooklyn: Circus of Soul. Please visit the link below for more information and to apply for media accreditation this year. This form must be completed by August 15th.

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