Afropunk Fest is back at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on August 23 and 24 for its 10th year of spontaneous utopia-generation. Seriously, the event amounts to a pop-up society, with a famously diverse crowd, a market, a cadre of food trucks, an “Art Wall” for select artists to scrawl on, a motorcycle show, and a soapbox for anyone who doesn’t like certain things to speak their piece — not to mention the music, which sprawls across four stages. And the hair, which is always quite dope.
The festival casts a wide net in terms of genre, certainly not limited to punk, and this year’s lineup features soul paragon D’Angelo as the headliner, along with Shabazz Palaces, Lianne La Havas, clipping., Valerie June, Trash Talk, and many others (check the link below for the full roster).
If you want a sense of the vibe at Afropunk, or just a quick pick-me-up, watch this particularly positive feature on last year’s fest:
• Afropunk Festival: http://afropunkfest.com