8/01/2017

AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES SOLANGE AS BROOKLYN HEADLINER

AFROPUNK ANNOUNCES SOLANGE AS BROOKLYN HEADLINER

ANNOUNCES AFTER DARK EVENTS THAT INCLUDE THE FANCY DRESS BALL, AFRO COMEDY AND MUCH MORE

The 2017 Brooklyn AFROPUNK taking place August 26th and 27th in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park have announced final lineup additions that include Solange and Jorja Smith to an already stellar lineup that includes the likes of Raphael Saadiq, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Sampha, Thundercat, SZA, Kaytranada, Gary Clark Jr, Michael Kiwanuka, Soul II Soul and many more (full lineup below). Established as a world renowned festival with coverage from the likes of The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and others it's also known that there are many more events surrounding the festival aside from the festival itself. Today AFROPUNK has also announced its AFROPUNK After Dark events that include their annual Fancy Dress Ball, Afro Comedy, FAR OUT BLACK: An Evening of Afro-Futurist Short Films, The Rebel Soul Cypher and much more (full events list + descriptions below).

While at the festival, make sure to stop into the Spinthrift Market that showcases and celebrates the best of the AFROPUNK maker community. With 100+ DIY-minded craft vendors who sell an array of one-of-a-kind and bespoke jewelry, natural beauty products, apparel, housewares, books, prints, and more. Some of the vendors this year will include Hi WildflowerAfrodesiac Worldwide and Dopecity. You can also find the Hair Village, a celebration of the culture and history that our hair represents through interactive activations:  featuring Hair Tales a conversation project by Michaela Angela Davis, an experience of Braids & Baby Hair as Live Performance featuring master braider ANCESTRAL STRANDS &  New Orleans premiere natural hair salon Baby Bangz. Festival goers can also try out a new style at the Macy Gray Braid Bar, sample products, see style demos, and get advice on all things kinks and curls. 

AFROPUNK is bringing lifestyle sports back to the festival with its Battle For The Streets skate contest. The competition will include $5000 in prizes in 3 divisions (Age 12 & under, Age 13-16 and Age 17+), and a Sk8 jam on Sunday for ages 30+, a highest ollie contest and more. 

Also on site is Bites&Beats an AFROPUNK curated food experience for everyone from vegans to paleo's featuring tastes from around the world that include: Excell Kingston BakeryCafe Habana,MadibaTaste Of AfricaSweet ChilliJohns JuiceTry VeganCachapas Y Mas, and many more.

AFROPUNK is a hotbed of creativity. This year the festival has raised the bar and will feature installations from photographer - Hassan Hajjaj,  No More Black Targets an art collective working towards increasing knowledge of Gun violence led by Cypha, photo-based interactive installation from Oluseye, and three dimensional murals and sculptures from Dizmology in Art and Times exhibitions throughout the park. Additional on site exhibitions and installations will be featured on-site in partnership with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

About The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City-The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

AFROPUNK BROOKLYN LINEUP:

ST HERON STAGE 
SOLANGE
SAMPHA
THUNDERCAT
SINKANE 
KING
SHABAKA AND THE ANCESTORS

KAYTRANADA & FRIENDS STAGE 
KAYTRANADA
NAO
SANGO
THE COOL KIDS
J ROCC & KARRIEM RIGGINS (LIVE)
LOU PHELPS
KITTY CASH

PINK STAGE LINEUP
HO99O9
BURN
B L A C K I E
THE 1865
PAY TO CUM
UNLOCKING THE TRUTH
BLOODPLUMS
REBEL MATIC

FULL LINE UP
SOLANGE
RAPHAEL SAADIQ
ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS
SOUL II SOUL
GARY CLARK JR
MICHAEL KIWANUKA
KAYTRANADA
SAMPHA
SZA
DIZZEE RASCAL
THUNDERCAT
MACY GRAY
NAO
WILLOW SMITH
JOJO ABOT
PRINCESS NOKIA
PROTOJE
SANGO
KEVIN ABSTRACT
LITTLE SIMZ
JORJA SMITH
THE COOL KIDS
SON LITTLE
SERPENTWITHFEET
BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR
SAM DEW
SHABAKA AND THE ANCESTORS
JROCC & KARRIEM RIGGINS
SINKANE
KING
LEIKELI47
QUIN
JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS
ARROW BENJAMIN
THE SKINS
B L A C K I E
THE TXLIPS
PAY TO CUM
UNLOCKING THE TRUTH
BLOODPLUMS
REBEL MATIC
PURE DISGUST
LOUDER THAN QUIET


DJ LINEUP
SHELTER DJs: 
TIMMY REGISFORD
MARK FRANCIS
PETO SOL

DJ LINDSEY
BLACK MOTION
TWILITE TONE (DJ)
JASMINE SOLANO (DJ)
ANAIS B
MARTINA MCFLYY (DJ)
KITTY CASH
LOU PHELPS
MIKEQ (DJ)
LSDXOXO (DJ)
NADUS
JULIANA HUXTABLE
DJ MAPHORISA
TYGAPAW (DJ)
(DJ) SMILES
BAMBII
GARY THE TALL
POWERS PLEASANT





AFROPUNK AFTER DARK PROGRAMMING
Each year AFROPUNK curates post festival events that transform the neighborhood of Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg into a captivating playground of music, art, comedy, film screenings and culture. 

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