African-American artists play in every style at
the Afropunk Festival in Fort Greene, Brooklyn – Free!
Look for Chuck D, Death, Rye Rye, Danny Brown, the London Souls, Theophilus London, Wicked Wisdom, Jean Grae and lots more at Commodore Barry Park – 266 Nassau St.,Brooklyn
Organizer Matthew Morgan started the Afropunk Festival nine years ago, it was crammed into a dank lower East Side club and drew 75 kids. This weekend, the still-free event will stretch over two days in Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park, with an expected draw of more than 30,000.
All performers are made up entirely, or mostly, of African-Americans, none of whom fit the stereotypes of archly commercial R&B, hip-hop or club music.
Make sure to get there early and bring plenty of H20. Afro Punk has an epic line-up this year with 20+acts and the reality is you can’t see the whole line-up. It’s best to see the acts you don’t want to miss and then check out the acts you’re not familiar with,that may become your favorites after the fest.
Rapper Rye Rye hits the Afropunk stage on Saturday, August 24.
Other performers: Jean Grae, CX KiD TRONiK, Rebelmatic, The Dust Rays, Saul Williams, Theophilus London, Wicked Wisdom, Mykki Blanco & many others.
Chuck D and DJ Lord will perform on Sunday, August 25.
?uest Love, Living Colour, Roofeeo, Death, DJ mOma, The Heavy, Danny Brown, The Coup, The London Souls, Vintage Trouble, Le1f, Big Freedia, k-os, MEATLOAF Muzik, Prince Paul & many others.
Commodore Barry Park – 266 Nassau St.,Brooklyn MAP