BY PESHEAN ZHANG
Brooklyn's vibrant art and FREE music festival Afropunk returns this weekend to Commodore Barry Park from 12 pm - 9 pm on Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25.
This year's line-up includes Jada Pinkett Smith, Questlove, Chuck D & DJ Lord, DEATH, The Heavy, Trash Talk, Danny Brown, Saul Williams, Theophilus London, Vintage Trouble, The London Souls, The Coup, Mykki Blanco, K-OS, Big Freedia, Rye Rye, LE1F, Jean Grae, CX Kidtronik, The Dust Rays, The Skins, Meatloaf Muzik, Rebelmatic, Unlocking The Truth, Sunny Gang and special guests.
In addition to a stellar line up of live music, vibrant art and good vibes – there will be over 26 of New York City’s best food trucks, a skate park free of cops on patrol and a custom bike show hosted by Brooklyn Rhapsody.
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.
For more information, check out: http://afropunkfest.com