BY PESHEAN ZHANG
Published on: August 27, 2013
Brooklyn's artsy music festival Afropunk marked its ninth anniversary this past weekend at Fort Greene's Commodore Barry Park on August 24 - August 25.
The second-largest musical festival in Brooklyn included major acts Questlove from the Roots, Jada Pinkett Smith, Wicked Wisdom, Saul Williams, Danny Brown, Chuck D, Jean Grae, LE1F, The London Souls and others.
Concertgoers enjoyed 2 large music stages, over 30 local food trucks accessible at the entrance, rock climbing wall, a skating park, marketplace from local vendors, VIP artist lounges and beer gardens.
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.
To view photos from Afropunk, check out the photos list below: