#AFROPUNK FESTIVAL

This year was the 11th annual Afropunk Music Festival, which took place in Brooklyn. Afropunk is a music, arts and cultural festival that celebrates the beauty and vibrance of black and multicultural communities as well as the punk genre and style. Over the last eleven years Afropunk has become a movement that represents a safe space for black and multicultural citizens to express themselves freely in regards to their style, sexual orientation, music preferences, and blackness.

In a country where (and it pains me to write these words but it’s true) being gay, trans, queer or black can get you killed, more safe spaces are needed for black and multicultural citizens to feel welcome, safe, and free to be themselves.  The festival emphasized the seriousness of it’s zero-tolerance policy for hatred with two enormous banners with the following message written on it:

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With the rise of police brutality aimed at black American citizens, it’s probably not a coincidence that Afropunk 2015  drew the largest crowd in its entire 11 year existence. This year’s festival was filled with music, dancing, art, and a whole lot of Afro-infused punk fashion.

Unfortunately I was unable to attend this year, but will hopefully be there next year! Here are some of my favorite looks, photos and moments from the festival.  Click on the link below the photo find its source.

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