I recently wrote a short article about Afropunk in Brooklyn, New York. The full article can be found here. This is an excerpt from the text:
“For two days, musicians, artists, and their spectators engaged in a festival with quirky and alternative people from various walks of life. One could find an attendee with green hair, metal chains, and nothing else. This was an outdoor festival for the queer, awkward, and radical people of color who congregated on a late summer weekend. Afropunk had three stages with an arrangement of musical styles and settings. One stage was secluded, grassy, and had a black bohemian Woodstock spirit. The main stage was immense — showing the grandeur of the Brooklyn sky and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. In addition to local vendors that were selling dashikis and handcrafted jewelry, this year, Afropunk had Activism Row that featured such groups as Black Lives Matter and Progressive Pupil.”
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