Brooklyn Celebrates Ten Years of AFROPUNK

August 20, 2014 at 11:09 am

AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, it is a platform for the alternative and experimental. Remaining at the core of its mission are the punk principles of DIY aesthetics, radical thought and social non-conformity. AFROPUNK is a voice for the unwritten, unwelcome and unheard-of.

The AFROPUNK Festival returns to Brooklyn for the 10th year for a weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes, including talents such as D’Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, and Meshell Ndegeocello.

Described by The New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” the word AFROPUNK itself has become synonymous with open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music.
 
The festival takes place August 23rd and 24th in Commodore Barry Park. WNET is a media sponsor of this year’s festival.