The Afropunk festival is an urban rock hard-core festival that is celebrated to have a black experience of the music. It is held on an annual basis in about 10 acres in Barry park. The total ground is rocked by the famous legends of music such as Lenny Kravitz, D’Angelo, Gary Clark Jr., Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Suicidal Tendencies, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Questlove, Bad Brains, etc.
Many of the activities of the Afropunk the black culture that celebrates the ethnicity of the two day festival that melds music, film dare, art and storytelling which converts the total festival as a multi programs with a variety of cultural activities. The festival has bigger acts, sponsorship in the year 2015 which helped the event to grow to the large extent last year. The attendance was about 30 k from the New york city each day. It is expected that the festival will be expanded to Paris and Atlanta but due to the hurricane danger it was cancelled last year. The event is specifically moving towards the needle of progress closer to a holistic, democratic and enlightened representation of people of colour within all facets of society.
In the year 2003.Afro-Punk film which is released in the market is set out to be a chronicle and the writer/director of the film Mr. James Spooner has initiated a rock bank with a set of non-white hardcore players, skate boarders and other adherents to its DIY ethos. he figured that the film would be a grand success but it did not work out. So in the planning of the 100th film. he reached to a band fronted by Santi White.She introduced the director to her manager where he got the screening based on the sessions with him followed by different varieties of bands together.
At a later stage it was found that the community via these events and online messages earned a good amount of money and they continued to arrange this festival every year starting the year 2005 which is held at Brooklyn’s Academy if Music .
AFROPUNK is a two-day festival that melds music, film, visual art, and storytelling into a multi-cultural extravaganza that revels in diversity. The festival is celebrated in the the month of August 2016.The exact date will be finalised soon. It is conducted at Brooklyn, New York, United States .Fr more information logon to : http://afropunkfest.com/brooklyn/
At one time, one could attend AFROPUNK just by RSVPing for free; as attendance (and expenses) surged, that changed. In 2014, scoring a ticket required a donation. In 2015, regular, non-VIP admission to the New York fest was $45 per day or $75 for both.