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We popped over to Los Angeles for a quick chat about “PLANET AFROPUNK: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IS BLACK.” with Suede. As people rally across the world for Black liberation, we are using technology this year to bring together the largest virtual gathering of the worldwide Black creative community in one, curated online space for the first time in our 15-year history. This festival pays homage to the reality that the upheavals we’ve gone through over the course of the year are far from the novel; they have been central to the Black experience across space and time, which is recognized in this year’s theme, “PLANET AFROPUNK: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IS BLACK.” This Black cultural explosion is taking place on 23 - 25 October and you can RSVP on www.planetafropunk.com to be part of this global celebration. We managed to squeeze in a quick chat in-between edits for this weekend's PLANET AFROPUNK (you can hear the soundchecks in the background which gave me goosebumps) to chat about the showcase and also some of the South African artists featured on the line-up. It was a short and to-the-point discussion that was cut shorter than expected as a result of connectivity issues, but we're lining up a full session to chat AFROPUNK, the history of I AM SUEDE, music, the state of American politics, and what he - and the artists he works with - have pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Suede is currently the Social Media Manager for The Roots, Questlove and works with Global sensations like Anderson Paak, Lauryn Hill, The Internet, and so many more. Forged in New York City and currently travelling the world, Suede is the brains behind boutique creative ideas and implementation factory, I am Suede Consulting. Follow him on Instagram (@iamsuede) for on-the-go updates on #SuedeDiary and PLANET AFROPUNK.
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