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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
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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
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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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Afropunk 2016 - Sunday
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12 acts to see at Afropunk Brooklyn 2017

There are TONS of great acts to catch at this weekend's Afropunk Brooklyn festival. We've made a list of 12 we think you shouldn't miss, including Solange, Sampha, SZA, Soul II Soul, and more...

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Afropunk After Dark events: Fancy Dress Ball w/ Cakes da Killa & more

Afropunk Fest is this weekend and, in addition to the main programming's killer lineup (Solange, Soul II Soul, Dizzee Rascal, Sampha, Thundercat, tons more), there is also the official Afropunk After Dark programming that includes, music, film, comedy and more.

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Afropunk 2016 - Saturday
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Afropunk 2017 set times (Macy Gray vs Thundercat, SZA vs Soul II Soul)

Sunday is mostly free of notable conflicts, but you'll have to make some decisions on Saturday. Fortunately Solange's set only conflicts with a DJ set.

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Tricky announces fall tour (BV presenting NYC show ++ presale)

Tricky's new album ununiform features his first collaboration with Martina Topley-Bird in 15 years (watch the new video for that, and check out all tour dates).

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