So far, Afropunk Brooklyn looks like a black creative’s eclectic festival dreams. The festival that’s more afro than punk, has gained prominence over the years, since starting out in New York. Now the festival sees dates throughout the year in Atlanta, London, Paris, and Johannesburg. The two-day event features a bevy of artists that all have one thing in common: they own their uniqueness.
Afropunk is truly a multicultural celebration, where black and brown people come together and wear dashikis, natural hair, flower crowns, and face paint in honor of who they are. The rhythm and the music unites them, but so does everyone’s shared pride in the color of their skin. Over the years, the festival has garnered attention from the masses with praises for its look and sound resulting in high profile write-ups in publications like The New York Times, CNN, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Vogue, and more.
The lineup for this year Brooklyn edition was shared today via Afropunk’s Twitter and it looks very promising. The festival will be broken up into two curated stages, one from Solange’s Saint Heron crew, and the other from Kaytranada. The list features artists like Thundercat, Sampha, and Sinkane who will perform on Saint Heron’s stage, and NAO, The Cool Kids, Sango, and more, along with Kaytranada, who will play on his own stage.
— AFROPUNK (@afropunk) April 6, 2017
Additionally, SZA, Willow Smith, Macy Gray, Little Simz, Kevin Abstract, Dizzee Rascal, Soul II Soul, and Princess Nokia are also slated to perform during their festival. More headliners are said to come in the near future and will be announced as they are confirmed.
Afropunk Brooklyn takes place at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene on August 26th & 27th. Tickets are on sale now at Afropunk.
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