AFROPUNK THE TAKEOVER- HARLEM

AFROPUNK THE TAKEOVER- HARLEM

AFROPUNK The Takeover- Harlem, co-produced with Harlem Stage, The Apollo Theatre and a host of legendary Harlem venues as we commemorate Black History Month.

AFROPUNK
THE TAKEOVER- HARLEM
FEB 21- FEB 25

A week-long series of events featuring live musical performances, film screenings, comedy shows, jam sessions and frank discussions on identity, art and protest. Some special guests include: Actress & musician Zoe Kravitz, Musicians Robert Glasper, Bilal, Toshi Reagon, Jill Scott, Tunde (lead singer TV on the Radio), poet Stacyann Chin, comedian Gina Yashere, comedian/blogger & creative Franchesca Ramsey, and many more over our weeklong series of events…

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AFROPUNK THE TAKEOVER- HARLEM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

BEARING WITNESS AS PROTEST
Art & Public Forum
6PM-8:30PM, $7 GA/ $3 Students
THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM
144 West 125th Street, New York, New York
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Explore current and historical expressions of dissent in contemporary art on the occasion of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s current exhibitions The Window and The Breaking of the Window and Circa 1970. The evening begins with a guided walkthrough of the exhibitions. It will be followed by a public dialogue about bearing witness as an act of protest with the Harlem Copwatch moderated by Chaédria LaBouvier(creator of Basquiat’s Defacement).

AFROPUNK & JILL NEWMAN PRODUCTIONS present A Night Of Comedy
Featuring Gina Yashere
Doors: 9:00PM; Show: 9:30PM, $20 ADV/$25 DOS
GINNY’S SUPPER CLUB at Red Rooster
310 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027
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AFROPUNK and Jill Newman Productions are collaborating to present – AFROPUNK Comedy featuring Nigerian-UK comic Gina Yashere. Gina Yashere is a stand up Comedian and TV star from the UK that broke onto the American scene in NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Def Comedy Jam. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Nightly Show on Comedy Central and in her 1 hour Stand Up Special on Showtime, Skinny B*tch.  Kevin Avery is a comedian and Emmy award-winning writer. His writing credits include HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, VH1′s Best Week Ever and the critically acclaimed FX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on which he had the distinction of serving as head writer.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

AFROPUNK  & THE CINEMA AT THE MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER present a screening of
THE TALK – RACE IN AMERICA

6:30PM; $10
343 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY, 10027
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The Talk – Race in America – a documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. The film profiles, Dr. Christi Griffin, Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, who was a 12-year-old boy killed by the Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in a local park; Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and retired New York police officer, Kenya Barris, creator/executive producer of Peabody Award-winning ABC series black-ish; Nas, musician/activist, John Singleton, director/screenwriter/producer; and Charles Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist.

MAD FREE & AFROPUNK present
The Hair Tales: An Appropriation Conversation
7:30pm; $15
HARLEM STAGE
150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
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Cultural Critic and Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis and Comedian, Actress, Provocateur, Blogger, Natural Hair Geek and creator of the YouTube sensation “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls,”Franchesca Ramsey engage in a candid and kinky communal conversation about Black Girl hair culture in the age of  #BlackGirlMagic & #BlackLivesMatter. Designed as a Pan-African Parisian Salon, the evening will feature improvisational braiding by Ancestral Strands, exclusive set pieces by Enitan Vintage, cocktails and you.

AFROPUNK THE TAKEOVER- HARLEM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

AFROPUNK: “UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SONGBOOK REMIXED, A CELEBRATION OF BLACK PROTEST MUSIC

7:30PM & 11PM, Tickets start at $33.50
THE APOLLO
253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
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Creative & Musical Direction by Robert Glasper

Featuring Special Guests: Bilal, Toshi Reagon, Staceyann Chin, Jill Scott, Tunde Adebimpe (TV ON THE RADIO) and more.

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