[EVENT & PLAYLIST] AFROPUNK Festival
"Afropunk is one of the most, if not the, best music festivals existing today." This was one of the first sentences I heard upon first landing in New York a few months back. After reviewing the lineup and reading the names D'Angelo, Lianne La Havas and Valerie June among others, I was in agreeance.
The lineup is impressive, but the fundamentals which the Afropunk Festival was created from, are even more so. The musical event was born out of Afropunk, a movement and collaborative entity dedicated to bring together various trypes of music, cultures, scenes, diversity and people and support them through cultural events. The festival started from humble beginnings and is now run by a small group of compassionate and inspiring folks. Today, the event kicks off in Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn.