Afropunk’s eleventh annual festival arrived to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park this past weekend, bringing top tier musicians and sparking timely discussions.
Vibrant outfits, face paint, Afrocentric patterns and even clothing declaring that black lives matter and denouncing racism and Donald Trump were on full display.
Saturday’s lineup included performances from New York City-based artists like Princess Nokia, The Skins, and Sinkane. As the day continued Willow Smith, Macy Gray, Sampha and Thundercat graced the stages, followed by SZA and Solange respectively.
The fun continued on Sunday, with producer Kaytranada tearing up the stage running through medley of his tracks, like “TOGETHER,” “ONE TOO MANY,” and “Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Mix),” Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals and the legendary Raphael Saadiq performing hits like “Be Here,” “Still Ray,” and even throwing it back for the Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl fans with hits like “Anniversary” and “Dance Tonight.”