Location: Brooklyn, New York
Venue: Commodore Barry Park
Date: August 27-28
AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2016
This year’s AFROPUNK BROOKLYN featured a wide range of artists for the diverse AFROPUNK fans to groove to. Artists performing at the 2016 AFROPUNK BROOKLYN included Skunk Anansie, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, TV on the Radio, and Ice Cube. The festival celebrates visual art in addition to musical artists, showcasing art created with Art for Amnesty and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and hosting its own market for the makers of New York City to sell their one of a kind, African-inspired products.
For an event as unique as AFROPUNK Brooklyn, FoxTales created a custom activation with Anthemic Agency for Toyota Music where festival-goers could create their own music video. Each person or group that checked out the Toyota Music Camry out at AFROPUNK Brooklyn had the chance to make a music video to a 15 second hip hop, dance, or R&B song clip filmed in a custom neon light-lined room where users could strut, groove, and dance to the different tracks options at the Toyota Music Camry Experience.
AFROPUNK is an online community, formed in 2003 after the release of the documentary “Afro-Punk” by James Spooner. The documentary highlighted Black Punks in America, showing the power of the indie rock, punk, and hardcore music beyond the traditional Caucasian audience.
AFROPUNK Festival is a festival series celebrating the different facets of the AFROPUNK cultural movement, including music, film, art, and skate cultures. The AFROPUNK Festival brings together open-minded crowds from diverse cultures and communities to form develop an urban culture inspired but alternative music.
The original AFROPUNK Festival, AFROPUNK Brooklyn has become a gathering point for multi-cultural fans of alternative music since its inception in 2005. The festival was first hosted at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and has since grown to an outdoor festival at Commodore Barry Park.
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