Afro-punk (sometimes spelled Afro-Punk, Afropunk or AfroPunk) refers to the participation of African Americans and other black people in punk and alternative subcultures, especially in the United States where this scene had been overwhelmingly white.
Is black punk a subculture?
Like Big Joanie, bands such as Project Black Pantera and Crystal Axis have proven that Afro-Punk is more than just an American subculture. Members of the heavy metal punk band, Project Black Pantera are based in Brazil.
Who is the first black punk band?
Pure Hell Get to know Pure Hell, the first-ever black punk band who pioneered a genre. There are few artists as groundbreaking as Pure Hell. As a group, undoubtedly changing the landscape of punk, they have wrongfully never received the recognition they deserved.
Who invented punk?
Bands such as the Velvet Underground, the Stooges,MC5, and The Dictators, coupled with shock rock acts like Alice Cooper, laid the foundation for punk in the US. The transvestite community of New York inspired the New York Dolls, who led the charge as glam punk developed out of the wider glam rock movement.
Who said punk dead?
In 1978, the band Crass declared that punk was dead.