One of my favorite festivals, Afropunk Festival: Brooklyn just released the official 2016 lineup. Afropunk will take place August 27 – 28 in Commodore Barry Park. The New York Times has described Afropunk as “the most mulitcultural festival in the US.” This year’s lineup includes performances from TV On The Radio, Ice Cube, Flying Lotus, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, George Clinton, The Internet, and more. There will also be a superjam featuring members from Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Colour! Tickets are on sale now! Check out the lineup below.
Besides the festival, Afropunk will host several after parties throughout the city including a fancy dress ball. The fancy dress ball features a night of live music and performances to raise funds for the AFROPUNK Global Initiative (AGI). GI is an extension of AFROPUNK’s core mission, aiming to diversify media and broaden community access to the arts locally, nationally, and internationally.
The theme of this year’s festival is “Power to the Party” Here is statement regarding the theme:
Power, it’s a feeling, it’s an energy, it’s the undisputed connection between cause and effect – the best of us give it away, the worst usurp it, but living modern life to the fullest, means either mastering your relationship to it or walking in its shadow. We are not blind.Party is an oxymoron, it’s a gathering of many for a shared purpose and it’s also an outcast individual, it’s a lively social occasion as well as a gang – and the story of any party is never over, because like naked cities and the metaphysical “I”, there’s always another take.Power to the Party means trusting the friction, the transference of great capacity to the free spirit, belief in the high-heeled spark of the assembly, and the group-mind’s ability to choose a glorious path. This isn’t about getting elected, or being protected; it’s about staking a claim.Join the party and feel its power
TV On The Radio
Tyler The Creator
Skye & Ross from Morcheeba