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 Recap: Skillibeng And More Grace The Stage at Planet AFROPUNK Live: Miami




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AFROPUNK festivals blend elements like food, dance, tech, and music to celebrate Black culture and enhance community understanding. AFROPUNK hosted Planet AFROPUNK Live: Miami this weekend, bringing thrilling performances and a charged countercultural energy to the 305. Hosted at The Urban, in the city’s history and the historically Black community of Overtown, the first-ever Planet AFROPUNK Live: Miami offered a day of thought-provoking conversation, followed by two days of incredible music and activations like the Spinthrift Market, a shop market full of talented makers, selectors and curators from all across the diaspora, and AFROPUNK’s Bites’ n Beats, the literal embodiment of “food for the soul,” which provided event-goers an opportunity to indulge in cuisines from renowned chefs and local food trucks.

The first night of the festival brought energizing performances from the likes of Stonebwoy and Mavado. They made the crowd jump with raucous riddims from Ghana and Jamaica, respectively, and the genre-bending beats of ChocQuibTown, soulful Spanish-language songs from YEИDRY, and a blazing DJ set from Major Lazer member Walshy Fire. Sunday kept the groove coming with a headlining performance from red hot dancehall artist Skillibeng, who performed his first-ever concert in the United States, a tasteful DJ set from local hero Silent Addy, a star turn from rising Afrobeats rapper Prettyboy D-O, and a surprise-filled set from Michael Brun, who brought out a litany of special guests from around the globe.

Planet AFROPUNK Live: Miami ushers in a new era of AFROPUNK live experiences, allowing all elements of local culture to be expressed freely and fully. The first live AFROPUNK event since the pandemic, Planet AFROPUNK Miami, sets the pace for a busy year for the AFROPUNK brand as it expands into new cities and prepares to do it big for its flagship event in Brooklyn. Planet AFROPUNK lands in Minneapolis this June, with artists like Ari Lennox, Noname, and more in tow.

Source: Audible Treats

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