The weather couldn’t have been nicer for the 3rd Annual Afro Punk Music and Film Festival. Hot and Steamy!

It took place over 2 weekends June 27th through July 7th in several venues around Brooklyn including BAM, SouthPaw, Brooklyn Museum and a fantastic block party in Clinton Hill which featured DJ Rich Medina. Masses of like minded film and music fans came together all for a love of Black Rock and progressive Urban Culture. An experience shared in ‘The Other Black Experience’. It’s obvious that this scene is growing wider and more popular and becoming a powerful movement with the goal of educating and inspiring.

There were over 20 films, discussions, and several musical acts that performed. The Afro Punk Music and Film Festival kicked off with a very powerful discussion with legendary Black Panther Co-Founder Bobby Seale and ended with a beautiful outdoor concert at the Brooklyn Museum.

Also shown during the series of events was James Spooner the director of Afro Punk the documentary- his new film- ‘White Lies, Black Sheep’ which was screen tested here.

Look out for 2008 as the brand, the movement and the audience/fan will be
several times the size.


Written by Fiona Bloom for The Bloom Effect