Afropunk, the premiere music festival for black culture in Brooklyn, New York City. In 2004, Afropunk was created and got its name from the iconic documentary Afropunk which shows the black roots of Punk Music. The festival is a place where people of color can come and celebrate the black history of Punk music which is stereotyped as a genre that is only white.
In 2016, Afropunk displayed some of the black culture's most iconic artists such as Janelle Monáe, The Suffers, Ceelo Green and even NWA's own Ice Cube. The music was hot just like the weather outside. That didn't stop thousands of people from all around the country from coming to the soulful event. Some even mistake Afropunk for a fashion show due to the amounts of people in vibrant colors, wild hair, perfected makeup and of course, stunning outfits. These vibes will only carry over to 2017 and beyond.
This year we get ready for the next instalment of the Afropunk legacy with Sampha, Kaytranada, Willow Smith, SZA and more! A perfect blend of ground breaking favorites and emerging artists. If it's anything like previous Afropunk festivals, which I'm sure it will be, it will be the perfect place to enjoy music, free your mind and understand the arts behind the black punk lifestyle.
Will you be at Afropunk this year? Who are you looking forward to seeing most? You can find tickets to this years event here: http://afropunkfest.com/brooklyn/tickets/