Afropunk began as a platform for black punk bands, but has since expanded to highlight black musical "alterity" in a variety of genres. Similar to summer music festivals like Panorama and Governors Ball, you'll find a cross-genre lineup bringing both larger acts—e.g. Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe—and smaller local bands. Unlike those festes though, Afropunk Brooklyn takes place in the enviably accessible (if sometimes a bit crowded) Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. To help you prep for this year's fest, here are our favorite acts playing Afropunk Brooklyn.
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