Plant Afropunk Live: Miami 2022 lineup: Rema, ChocQuibTown and Michael Brun

Last year, Afropunk somehow debuted in Miami, broadcasting from Magic City as part of its virtual Black Spring festival. The event, which debuted in 2005 in Brooklyn, appeared to be considering an expansion to Magic City. (In addition to New York, Afropunk also hosts events in London, Atlanta, Paris, and Johannesburg.)

Well, that certainly seems to be the case now that the festival has announced Planet Afropunk Live: Miami, a three-day event centered around art, tech, food, activations and, of course, music. All of this will take place in the heart of Miami’s black community, Overtown, from May 20-22. The Miami edition will focus on the African Diaspora, particularly its Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino roots.

Two of these three days will be centered around musical performances, including Rema, Mavado and ChocQuibTown on May 21, and Skillibeng, Michael Brun and Prettyboy DO on May 22.

Planet Afropunk Weekend Passes are on sale now for $65, with prices expected to increase closer to the date.

Afropunk takes its name from the 2003 Afro-Punk documentary, which explored the role black people played in the predominantly white subculture. While the festival began with a mission to explore black-produced punk music, over the years it has expanded far beyond to include hip-hop, R&B, rock, soul and electronic sounds. Artists like Grace Jones, Bad Brains, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones, Lenny Kravitz and Solange Knowles have performed at Afropunk events. The festival is also firmly rooted in activism, often pushing discussions about politics and race.

Here is the complete musical lineup of the Planet Afropunk event in Miami:

Saturday May 21

  • Rema
  • Mavado
  • walshy fire
  • ChocQuibTown
  • Yendry
  • baby

Sunday May 22

  • Skillibeng
  • Michel Brun and his friends
  • Silent Addy
  • Prettyboy DO
  • cool flame
  • I have

Planet Afropunk Live: Miami. Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 at the Urban, 1000 NE Second Ave., Miami; Tickets are $65 via

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