I was on a half hour political web show called Grit TV with host laura flanders in conjunction with the afro-punk fest .
Below is the text from her website.
“This week the Afro-Punk Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music takes center stage. James Spooner, festival organizer and filmmaker joins us in our studio to discuss his new film White Lies, Black Sheep and the complex world of punk rock music.Spooner’s first film, Afro-Punk is part personal odyssey and part chronicle of a musical scene that has informed his life. Born in the Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia and raised in America, Spooner has straddled many worlds. The DIY punk scene was a kind of refuge for the young activist. But he didn’t question his own identity in that world until he returned to St. Lucia at the age of 22. It was the final breaking point he says.In this interview Spooner discusses being Black in the largely white world of punk music, his love/hate relationship with the whole scene, and why punk rock really raised him. Check out the eclectic Afro-Punk festival, a celebration of film and music at theBrooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this week in Brooklyn, NY.”James Spooner was interviewed in this video.