New York has spawned many dance/music genres and Afro-punk is among them. It’s primarily a music/dance/fashion movement roughly within the punk and alternative music culture, but watch the video and listen wo what people saya bout Afro-punk, and you will see that within it….anything goes.
Brooklyn is about to hold it’s 11th annual Adro-punk Festival and a choice number of headliners will be appearing: Grace Jones, Lennie Kavitz, Gary Clark Jr, the bands Raury and Death Grips and Danny Brown.
It kicks off at noon at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene and there will be superb street fashion, both to look at and buy, food trucks and a dance friendly DJ stage. You have to pay to go but it’s cheap compared to other festivals. Go to Afro-Punk Fest for all the details.
If you go wear your most colorful, patterned and outrageous clothes, it’s all part of the Afro-punk scene, prepare to dance the day and night away.