AFROPUNK Presents: Carnival Of Consciousness Atlanta
AFROPUNK is near!! AfroPunk has made its way back to Atlanta! As a traveling festival we love when Afropunk comes and opens up the door for all eclectic and eccentric black people. AFROPUNK'S CARNIVAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS brings together a unique crowd of people who are all here to share, and develop ideas of culture, and vibes. During the two day festival we get the pleasure of seeing performances from N.E.R.D, Sango, Benjamin Booker, Rico Nasty and more on day 1, Saturday, October 13th ; and Kaytranada, The Internet, Pusha-T, Joi, Noname and many more on day 2, Sunday, October 14th.
What's a festival without DJ's. Afropunk is bringing a crazy line-up to keeping the 2-day festival lit. Sets will come from Tygapaw, Florista, OHSO, 10th Letter, Sofa King Evil, Say3, JSport, Violet Waters and more.
Afropunk brings more then music to the city it creates a conversation around activism, community, healing, expression and culture.
See what Afropunk has in store for us this year:
AFROPUNK SOLUTION SESSIONS
AFROPUNK SOLUTION SESSIONS ATLANTA LIVE - a social forum, platform and unique space within the weekend's programming turned critically acclaimed podcast, will return for its third Atlanta installment, hosted by veteran social activist, BRIDGET TODD, and writer YVES JEFFCOAT.
Each year The Carnival of Consciousness curates and hosts AFTER DARK events that consist of special late-night, on-site dance parties "with a purpose," set to go until 1am each day.
Saturday will feature the Trap Heals: Experience, a juxtaposition of the mainstream perception of "The Trap" against an unlikely backdrop of provocative art, lush greenery, femme Trap selectors, Counter-Culture performances and above all, the community. Trap Heals is building new frameworks of how space is built within the spectrum of Blackness for collective healing, in partnership between Black Collar Crime, Damon Davis and BLM Atlanta. Sunday's program will close with a celebration of all things LGBTQIA+. The space will be curated by Afrekete, Spelman College's first LGBTQ organization, and BLM Atlanta.
One of the best things about the AFROPUNK festival are its community-driven initiatives. Activism Row is an interactive, site-specific educational installation featuring grassroots non-profits that attempt to solve urgent community problems. Activism Row's goal is to inform youth about civic participation opportunities. This year participating organizations include Equal Justice Initiative, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, Georgia WAND, Headcount, Sons and Brothers, Atlanta Jobs With Justice and Solutions Not Punishments Collaborative.
Get your tickets now at http://afropunkfest.com/atlanta/