YallaPunk Festival

Johnny Brenda's Presents

YallaPunk Festival

Fri, September 1, 2017 - Sat, September 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Doors at 7pm for both dates!  All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

YallaPunk Festival
YallaPunk Festival
YallaPunk is a direct response to negative depictions of populations of middle eastern descent in mainstream media. This event is meant to highlight creative accomplishments of Arabs and Persians and serve as a safe space forum for discourse about social issues. The idea is to celebrate music, art, film and other cultural artifacts created by this particular population in an intersectional and inclusive space free from sexism, homophobia and bigotry.

In 2003, filmmaker James Spooner released the movie “Afro-punk,” a documentary about African Americans within the punk rock and Do-It-Yourself music community. The film later inspired a music and arts festival surrounding the same concept through an annual gathering. YallaPunk aims to be an annual gathering of Arab and Persian Americans who identify with the punk rock and DIY music community.

The festival will include music performances, speaker and discussion panels, a MENA merch marketplace and more.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/