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Event: 'The 5th Annual Afro-punk Festival - NYC'Print
  Music
Date: Friday, July 03, 2009
Duration: All Day
Repeat Event: Every Day
Contact Info:
Aleix Martinez aleix@girlie.com 212-989-2222, x136 Lyssa Thompson lyssa@girlie.com 212-989-2222, x104
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Free and open to the public, Afro-Punk Festival 2009 will spotlight some of the most exciting young artists and bands from the US and abroad, presenting live music and films every night throughout the festival, along with several other key events including:4th July Pure Hell Whole Wheat Bread American Fangs Game Rebellion The Objex Joya Bravo & more5th July Living Colour Earl Grey Hound Tamar Kali The London Souls Apollo Heights Sabatta & more6th July Saul Williams Janelle Monae The Dallas Austin Experience Elevator Fight Chewing Pic's Peekaboo Theory Blackie & moreThe AP Film SeriesAfro-Punk Festival film program is co-curated by BAMcinématek with Matthew Morgan and James Spooner, and the outdoor concerts and events are produced by Matthew Morgan. Outside BAM’s Peter Jay Sharp Building, as well as at additional venues throughout Brooklyn, there will be free live musical performances, a skate park, and an Afro-Punk Block Party with DIY vendors.27th June PREMIERE: What’s On Your Plate? You’ve read Omnivore's Dilemma and Fast Food Nation and you try to buy local and organic produce at your neighborhood farmer's market. But do you really know how what you're eating ended up on your table? Through the eyes of two intelligent and inquisitive eleven-year-old girls from New York City, we follow the many paths, the conflicting economics, and the disparate decision makers who all play a part in what we eat. Ideal for families to watch together, the film presents a variety of perspectives on how food reaches our urban community and its associated challenges.3rd July Adjust Your Color: Petey Greene Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story Of Black New Orleans A Man Named Pearl Eventual Salvation Favela Rising Hoods To Woods4th July The Anderson Platoon Fred Hampton: Black Panthers In Chicago Afro-Saxons Attica5th July: an all-day Spike Lee program Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads Making of Do The Right Thing A Huey P. Newton Story Do The Right Thing6th July A Man Named Pearl Revolution ‘67 Afro-Punk White Lies Black Sheep7th July When We Were Kings What’s On Your Plate? The Night James Brown Saved Boston8th July Adjust Your Color: Petey Greene Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story Of Black New Orleans The Two Towns Of Jasper Medicine For MelancholyThe AP Skate ParkThe Afro-Punk Skate Park will be erected in GGMC parking lot adjacent to BAM at Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place. The skate park is open for three days of the festival. Staffed by BMX and pro skaters who will give demonstrations, the skate park will provide free instruction for youth of all ages along with boards, pads, and helmets. Rounding out the skate park will be a music stage hosting a high-energy series of DJ sets and musical performances, and various contests including:5th July BMX Bulldog Bikes / Afro-Punk presents: Urbanx – Battle For The Streets-Best Box Jump Contest $5000 IN PRIZES include all expenses paid trip to the XGAMES Courtesy Of ESPN6th July Afro-Punk presents: Urbanx – Battle for the Streets - Best Trick Contest $5000 IN PRIZES including all expenses paid trip to the XGAMES Courtesy Of ESPNNIKE SP SPONSORED SKATE CLINIC Run by Billy Rohan of OPEN ROADOpen Road leads skateboarding programs in schools, after school, in city-wide events, and builds parks that are open to the public for free skating. We create free skateboarding physical education programs in response to several interrelated needs and opportunities. Open Road offers skateboarding sessions for all ages. Our sessions are lead by male and female instructors trained by Billy Rohan. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Beginner and Intermediate sessions begin with warm up stretches in a sequence developed by Billy. Safety/equipment care is covered in every session.THE BLOCK PARTY12th June On Clinton Avenue between Myrtle and Willoughby, July heats up with the second annual Afro-Punk Block Party featuring live music, DJs, and DIY fashion, food, and craft vendors. Not the usual street fair, the block party features the best underground and local artists and artisans.


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