African-American musicians “immersed in overwhelmingly white punk scenes” provide the focus of AFRO-PUNK (2004), the James Spooner documentary screening this week at the Hammer, followed by a conversation between the director and guests Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy.*

Bad Brains, Cipher, Fishbone, Dead Kennedys, and Candiria are all featured in the film, the title of which gave name to the annual music festival in New York City.


AFRO-PUNK, Wednesday, August 29, at 7:30 pm.

BILLY WILDER THEATER, HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.


Bad Brains in performance, 1979.

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