We’re Loving These Looks From Brookyn’s Annual Afropunk Festival

We’re Loving These Looks From Brookyn’s Annual Afropunk Festival

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The Afropunk Festival started in 2005 as a local Brooklyn music festival. It had only one performance stage back then, but it served as a haven for black punks to express themselves freely. Now the annual event has evolved into a global celebration. People come together in London, Paris, Atlanta and Johannesburg to dance all weekend long.

Besides punk music, Afropunk has expanded its musical scope in recent years. It gives established and upcoming artists the creative license to freely express their individuality. The festival also extends its welcome and includes several LGBTQA artists as part of its performance lineup. In the past, queer and gender non-conforming artists like Grace Jones, serpentwithfeet and Big Freedia have all graced the main stage. This year, the tradition continued with a star-studded lineup including Solange, Willow Smith and Mykki Blanco.

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