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Afropunk 2017 Saturday pics (Solange, Soul II Soul, Little Simz, more)

Afropunk Festival kicked off its 2017 edition at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on Saturday (8/26) with beautiful weather and a stacked lineup. We posted one set of pictures from Saturday at Afropunk, focusing mostly on the eclectic fashion and vibrant scene; above, find a second gallery with more pictures of Saturday’s performers, including Solange, Soul II Soul (complete with Caron Wheeler), Macy Gray, Shelter, Sampha, Sinkane, KING, Serpentwithfeet, and Little Simz.

Along with music and fashion, activism is a major part of Afropunk. Time Out New York says:

Afropunk also serves a springboard for attendees to become more politically active. This year’s fest is promoting a #NoHate campaign, which was front and center at “Activism Row” near the Green Stage. There, more than a dozen nonprofit organizations set up installations promoting messages much more salient than the Samsung or Vita Coco booths that you’re used to seeing at music festivals. Planned Parenthood gave out postcards. The Kalal Center pushed for the closure of Rikers Island. HeadCount helped New Yorkers register for the upcoming municipal primary and general elections. On the other side of the park, an art installation dubbed #NoMoreBlackTargets had passersby color in silhouette shooting range targets next to a blown-up printout of a New York Times front page detailing the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. This summer, the American political discourse is more dire than it has been in a generation. Afropunk looks that straight in the eye, and demands that its sardine-packed crowd give a shit about civic participation.

Stay tuned for more from Afropunk, and check out even more pictures from Saturday HERE. Find pictures from Sunday at Afropunk HERE and HERE.

photos by P Squared

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