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Afropunk 2017 - Sunday
Kaytranada at Afropunk 2017 (more by P Squared)
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Afropunk Brooklyn 2018 After Dark shows announced

Afropunk Brooklyn goes down August 25 & 26 in Commodore Barry Park, and now Afropunk After Dark late-night aftershows have been announced to take place those same two days...

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Afropunk Brooklyn announces full lineup: Kaytranada, Just Blaze & more added

The 2018 edition of Afropunk Brooklyn happens August 25 & 26 with Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Miguel, Tyler the Creator, The Internet, IBEYI, Smino, Trash Talk, JPEGMAFIA, Duckwrth, and more.

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JPEGMAFIA playing Afropunk BK & other dates (stream his great album ‘Veteran’)

He's inventive as both a producer and a rapper, and he gives Veteran an experimental, abstract feel that should have Shabazz Palaces fans at the edge of their seats. But he also rivals any handful of conscious rappers and hardcore rappers, dishing out lines about racism, the alt-right, politics, and gentrification that are dripping with venom.

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Afropunk 2017 - Sunday
photo by P Squared
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Afropunk 2018 Brooklyn & Atlanta lineups

Brooklyn has Erykah Badu, Tyler the Creator, Miguel, Janelle Monae, The Internet, and more; and Atlanta's big headliner is N.E.R.D.

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Afropunk 2017 - Saturday
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David Byrne went to Afropunk, wrote about the fashion, Solange, and more

I asked myself “How did this happen?” “How did a two day music festival located between the projects and the Navy Yard turn into this larger expression?”

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Afropunk 2017 - Sunday
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Afropunk 2017 Sunday pics (Raphael Saadiq, Kaytranada, more)

Watch Anderson .Paak join Kaytranada for "Glowed Up" at Afropunk on Sunday. Raphael Saadiq, Gary Clark Jr., Dizzee Rascal, Michael Kiwanuka, Tygapaw, NAO, Juliana Haxtable, Kevin Abstract and others also performed on the festival's second day.

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Afropunk 2017 - Sunday
photo by Gretchen Robinette
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Afropunk 2017 Sunday pics (Michael Kiwanuka, The Cool Kids, fashion, more)

Afropunk Festival wrapped up its 2017 edition on Sunday (8/27) at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park with more wild fashion, activism, and a great musical lineup including Raphael Saadiq, Kaytranada, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Gary Clark Jr., Burn, Dizzee Rascal, Michael Kiwanuka, Kevin Abstract, Tygapaw, The Cool Kids, J Rocc with Karriem Riggins, and more.

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Solange at Afropunk Festival 2017
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Solange played Afropunk with Sampha (pics, video), directing SZA video

Along with the many festivals she's played this summer, Solange directed the next video that will be released from SZA's 'CTRL,' "The Weekend." She also has a "digital interactive dossier" at London's Tate Modern featuring performance art, poetry, and visual concepts.

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Afropunk 2017 - Saturday
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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, including Solange, Soul II Soul, Macy Gray, Sampha, Sinkane, KING, Serpentwithfeet, and Little Simz.

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Afropunk Fest 2017 - Saturday
photo by Gretchen Robinette
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Afropunk 2017 Saturday pics (SZA, Princess Nokia, the fashion, more)

Absolutely perfect weather, an incredible lineup -- not to mention the amazing fashion going on in the crowd -- made for a great start to Afropunk Fest 2017...

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