Planet AFROPUNK Live: Miami – Festival Recap

The First Ever Planet AFROPUNK Live in Miami Brings Vibrant Performances From Skillibeng, Stonebwoy, YEИDRY, Mavado, and Many More Talented Acts from the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora

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AFROPUNK festivals blend elements like food, dance, tech, and music in an effort to celebrate Black culture and enhance community understanding. This weekend, AFROPUNK hosted Planet AFROPUNK Live: Miami, bringing thrilling performances and a charged countercultural energy to the 305. Hosted at The Urban, in the city’s historic, and 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, who made the crowd jump with raucous riddims from Ghana and Jamaica, respectively, as well as 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 for all elements of a local culture to be expressed freely and fully. The first live AFROPUNK event since the onset of 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.

Check out photos of some of the best performances, freshest fits, and memorable moments from the Miami festival below.

Check out even more photos from the festival here. Please credit all photos to AFROPUNK.

See even more highlights on AFROPUNK’s Instagram.

Visit Planet AFROPUNK’s official website: https://planetafropunk.com/miami

For all other inquiries, please contact MichelleAnnjie, or Destiny.


Skillibeng sizzled during his first-ever performance on American soil, serving songs from his new Mr. Universe EP and more (Photo credit: AFROPUNK)


The proudly Haitian producer brings up a litany of guests, including Kah-Lo, Steves J Bryan, KES, Ir Sais, and surprise guest Fuego (Photo credit: @apmworldmag)


The globe-traveling artist demonstrates why he calls himself the “African Rodman,” flashing a charisma as loud as his wardrobe (Photo credit: AFROPUNK)


The Canadian singer-songwriter lights up the stage with her genre-bending style
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Two fans proudly display the Haitian flag (Photo credit: AFROPUNK)

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AFROPUNK is an integrated media platform and global music festival platform giving voice to the unwritten, unwelcome and unseen. AFROPUNK is redefining the modern multicultural experience through its mission to unleash freedom of expression and to honor the power of individuality while strengthening our community. AFROPUNK creates an anchor for its growing audience of multicultural youth through its annual music festival and other events (in Brooklyn, Miami, Minneapolis, and Oakland) with past events in Paris, London, Atlanta, and Johannesburg), while continually enhancing engagement and promoting conversation through content, commerce, and community.

AFROPUNK is devoted to creating safe spaces for the expression of Black liberation and a Black Future where we love ourselves and each other without preconception. The AFROPUNK tenets serve as a North Star and remind people to check themselves, ego and each other when we enter the shared spaces.

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