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AFROPUNK x Lincoln Center: ‘Black HERstory’ Festival
February 24 - February 25
AFROPUNK and Lincoln Center come together for their largest collaboration to date, a 2-day festival takeover celebrating the Black woman’s journey to find her voice through music and performance.
Audiences can expect an immersive multidisciplinary experience that represents the razor’s edge in music, art, poetry, dance, performance art, and much more—all proudly featuring Black women artists from around the world.
Black HERstory Open Fair (2-5pm, both days)
Black HERstory kicks off both days with OPEN FAIR, a free afternoon of fun. Join at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, February 24th and David Geffen Hall on Saturday, February 25th.
Check out Spinthrift market vendors, a wellness experience with sound baths and astrology readings by Summer Dion, a Sip & Read featuring books from Black women authors, special activations by Sephora, a poetry slam hosted by Anyrah Shavéh & Njambi Morgan, dance performances by Ladies of Hip-Hop & dancers from The Juilliard School, an all-women DJ takeover with Vonnie Mack, Kola Champagne & Nikki Anticss, and jam sessions hosted by Zaven on Friday and with live music by The Soapbox Presents on Saturday. OPEN FAIR events are free; tickets not required.
Open Fair Schedule
Day 1- Friday, February 24th
Starts at 5:30 pm (Alice Tully Hall)
Day 1 centers around the theme of agony —the Black woman’s journey to find her voice through self-expression. Through music, poetry, and performance, we unpack HERstory with story narration, as well as video and performances from UMI, Celisse, Danielle Ponder, aja monet, Mahogany L. Browne, and Ebony Williams. Tickets here.
Day 2- Saturday, February 25th
Starts at 5:30 pm (David Geffen Hall)
Day 2 continues the story as we move into the second half of the journey—ecstasy. This day leans into the strength of the Black woman’s voice. Similar to Friday, this story will be explored through video and performances from India.Arie, Mereba, Celisse, Danielle Ponder, aja monet, Mahogany L. Browne, and Ebony Williams. Tickets here.