MSN - AP Entertainment http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/8a65f38109c74f2c84e1b0877de3a894 MSN - AP Entertainment Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 21 Oct 2019 23:50:09 +0000 Afropunk gears up for its 15th year of style and inclusion http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/8a65f38109c74f2c84e1b0877de3a894/1f59819c6c4c4c1085a1f7e6ab61747a Afropunk, considered to be one of the most anticipated festivals around the world, is gearing up for its 15th year. Known for its stylish attendees, co-founder Matthew Morgan says freedom is what drives the fashion, and that inclusion has always been a top priority. (Aug. 23) 1f59819c6c4c4c1085a1f7e6ab61747a Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:48:03 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY++COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY. ++++MUST PROVIDE ON-SCREEN CREDIT TO AFROPUNK FOR ALL FESTIVAL FOOTAGE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DURATION OF CLIP++++SOME MUSIC IN THE FESTIVAL FOOTAGE MAY CONTAIN PROFANITY. PLEASE SCREEN BEFORE BROADCASTING++AFROPUNK1. Various Afropunk festival footage 2. Erkyah Badu performing in crowd++CLIENT NOTE: SHOTS 1-2 OVERLAP SHOT 3 AT MULTIPLE POINTS++ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York, 21 August 20193. SOUNDBITE (English), Matthew Morgan, Afropunk co-founder, on long-lasting success of the Afropunk festival:"It's been a long time. We've been doing this for 15 years. I think it's a sense of freedom—we tapped into an audience that was disregarded and gave them a home and an identity and a safe space. So kids that are somewhat disenfranchised in cities around the U.S. or cities and other countries see a bunch of kids of color really enjoying themselves, getting together around music culture and identity and it makes it appealing because we see them and they see us."AFROPUNK4. Various Afropunk festival footage of crowd++CLIENT NOTE: SHOT 4 PARTIALLY OVERLAPS 5 AT MULTIPLE POINTS++ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York, 21 August 20195. SOUNDBITE (English), Matthew Morgan, Afropunk co-founder, on why Afropunk is considered the most 'stylish' festival of them all:"If you allow young people to truly feel free without judgment, particularly kids that are coming from all different walks of life all over the country, they're bringing their A-game. We call it the' politics of style' because people bring their politics in what they're communicating with their style at the festival. And it's very much a political statement."AFROPUNK6. Various Afropunk festival footage of crowd++CLIENT NOTE: SHOT 6 PARTIALLY OVERLAPS SHOT 7++ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York, 21 August 20197. SOUNDBITE (English), Matthew Morgan, Afropunk co-founder, on Afropunk being one of the only true global festivals:"We've reached 40-odd million people a week across our socials for quite a while. Knowing that we have audience all around the world, we wanted to go and take the celebration to them. It's also somewhat of an obligation because there are festivals of varying degrees all over the world. There are not that many festivals, if at all. And there isn't another global festival that's targeted at people of color."AFROPUNK8. Various Afropunk festival footage of activist Angela Davis reciting poetry9. Various Afropunk festival footage of Afropunk 'Solution Sessions'++CLIENT NOTE: SHOTS 8 AND 9 PARTIALLY OVERLAPS SHOT 10 IN MIDDLE OF CLIP++ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York, 21 August 201910. SOUNDBITE (English), Matthew Morgan, Afropunk co-founder, on the festival's emphasis on activism:"We consider putting on the festival and being able to for so long a sense of defiance to a degree. And we consider ourselves activists. And whether we're coming at it from an entertainment perspective, we've changed the culture, not only of the festival participants in front of the stage, but on the stage and behind the stage."AFROPUNK11. Miguel performing at Afropunk festival===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Afropunk, considered to be one of the most anticipated festivals around the world, is gearing up for its 15th year. Known for its stylish attendees, co-founder Matthew Morgan says freedom is what drives the fashion, and that inclusion has always been a top priority. (Aug. 23) Afropunk gears up for its 15th year of style and inclusion