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Rico Nasty And ChocQuibTown Are Headlining AFROPUNK’s Virtual Black Spring Concert

Afro-Colombian group ChocQuibTown and Boricua artist Rico Nasty are headlining AFROPUNK’s Black Spring concert. The virtual event in collaboration with NPR’s Tiny Desk will highlight Afro-Latine and Afro-Caribbean musicians.

AFROPUNK and NPR are teaming up for the first time.

AFROPUNK’s Black Spring event will take place this Friday, April 23. The festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. EST with Tiny Desk Meets AFROPUNK. That will be streamed on NPR and NPR’s YouTube channel.  This marks the first collaboration between AFROPUNK and NPR. Nenny, Calma Carmona, and Luedji Luna will perform.

“Black Spring is a moment to celebrate our African lineage and not allow the exploits of colonialism to further separate us whether we speak Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, or Dutch,” Tina Farris, NPR Music’s producer of the event, said in a statement. “We are Black. Celebrating with Tiny Desk is the perfect partner for this expansion in highlighting Afro-Latine and Afro-Caribbean voices.”

The main event Black Spring will start afterward at 4 p.m. EST. Fans can stream the event worldwide at planetafropunk.com. Joining ChocQuibTown and Rico Nasty for the virtual concert will be Seu Jorge, Seafoam Walls, DAWERXDAMPER, Black Pantera, Projexx, and Jup Do Bairro. Santana Caress Benitez will host.

Don’t miss ChocQuibTown, Rico Nasty, or the rest of the acts lined up.

ChocQuibTown is a Latin Grammy-winning group. This year will mark the band’s 15th anniversary since releasing the independent debut album Somos Pacífico. ChocQuibTown has teamed up with artists like Chicana singer Becky G, fellow Colombiano Manuel Turizo, and Panamanian superstar Sech. In our Nu Music Friday list, we highlighted the group’s collaboration “Midnight Boom” with Ir-Sais and Afro B.

In December, Rico Nasty released her debut album Nightmare Vacation. Last year, she also teamed up with Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis for “Aquí Yo Mando.”

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