Black creatives from all over the world headed to Brooklyn on 25th and 26th August for this year’s edition of the Afropunk festival: Tyler the creator, Janelle Monae, Miguel, Erykah Badu, Pusha T, The Internet, H.E.R., Denzel Curry, Mahalia, Jessie Reyez, and so many more.
Afro: as in, born of African spirit and heritage; see also black (not always), see also rhythm and color, see also other, see also underdog.
Punk: as in, rebel, opposing the simple route, imbued with a DIY ethic, looking forward with simplicity, rawness and open curiosity; see also other, see also underdog.
Afropunk is defining culture by the collective creative actions of the individual and the group. It is a safe place, a blank space to freak out in, to construct a new reality, to live your life as you see fit, while making sense of the world around you.
Photo: Gaelle Beri