Afropunk Festival is returning in 2021 in a new form that not only adapts to the new normality but also will push various members of the Afro-Latine artistic community to the fore. Get ready to experience Black Spring.
Black Spring aims to shine a light on Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latine talent, celebrating a virtual carnival highlighting music from these communities in virtual events as well as in-person, COVID-safe watch parties in both Miami and Bahía. The event will be “a full immersion into the Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean legacy and world,” according to the press release. With Black Spring, Afropunk wants to issue a strong statement of inclusion, a feat that continues the history of activism that has marked the 16-year history of the festival, perpetuating its anti-hatred crusade.
The festival will take place in Miami, FL, and will feature musical performances as well as panels and salon sessions that will be filmed and transmitted at COVID-safe events as well as online. Taking place in April, dates, lineups, and more will be announced in the near future.