AFRO-PUNK.COM INTERVIEW WITH ACCRA [dot] ALT

We recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sierra McClain, a writer with Afro-Punk.com in NYC. Afro-Punk got hip to our Kickstarter project and contacted us for a writeup.

This was an awesome feat for our team as we are inspired by Matthew Morgan and James Spooner’s seminal documentary film Afro-Punk (2003) which examines how an international network of young Black artists and aficionados are increasingly identifying with alternative music and art.¬† Oh and did we mention the annually free Afro-Punk Festival in Brooklyn ( hosted since 2005) that draws throngs of folk from across the globe to jam together to the likes of indie stars Cee-Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Mos Def, Santigold, Fishbone, J*Davey and Saul Williams, among others. Dopeness in a basket.

Here’s a teaser from the article:

The political world temperature right now is at an historic high. From a revolution that began on the streets of NYC to youth in London and the Middle East taking part in uprisings against oppressive governments, a La Résistance mindset rules the day. In Accra, Ghana, a couple of visionaries are building a movement of their own; one part indie artist collective, one part community dialogue generator, ACCRA[dot]ALT tackles head on the issues facing not only the music community, but society as a whole. With monthly events like the Talk Party Series, ACCRA[dot]ALT founders Mantse Aryeequaye and Dr. Sionne Neely provide a space for the open exchange of ideas and the non-judgmental exploration of cultural mindsets on topics that may have been deemed too taboo for discussion before now, with a desired effect of increased unity, tolerance and respect.

Read the full article here:

http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/accra-dot-alt-revolution-by-way-of-culture-creativity-and-convers

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