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Afro-Punk, the Movie

Earl Douglas, LaRonda Davis and Darrell McNeill interview and play choice tracks selected by James Spooner, director of the underground hit indie film Afro-Punk, which takes viewers through the Black punk and hardcore scenes. With tracks by Building Better Bombs, Ten Grand, Phil Moore Brown, an uncredited mash-up featuring Fugazi and Destiny's Child, El Toro, The Exit, Cutlery, The Jai Alai Savant, and Cipher.

Afro-Punk, a 66-minute documentary released in 2003, explores race identity within the punk scene. More than your everyday, Behind the Music or typical "black history month" documentary this film tackles the hard questions, such as issues of loneliness, exile, inter-racial dating and black power.


Black Rock Coalition Radio


The Black Rock Coalition was founded in 1985 by guitarist Vernon Reid, journalist Greg Tate, and producer Konda Mason in reaction to the constrictions that the commercial music industry places on black artists. Over the years it has broadened its mission in active support of Black artists who defy convention. These programs are produced and hosted by Earl Douglas, LaRonda Davis, and Darrell McNeill.

NB: Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including,, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section.