Friday, August 24, 2012

Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu Performing At The Afro-Punk Festival

A diverse cross-section of musical talent will descend upon Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park for the 8th Annual Afro-Punk Festival on August 25-26. The festival celebrates Afro Punk, which is an alternative black cultural movement that consists of black people and various other minorities who are actively and heavily involved in the punk rock and alternative community, according to the website

The annual festival has become the epicenter of the expanding Afro-Punk movement and has been described by The New York Times as putting “rock and rebellion squarely in the category of African-American music."

Since its debut in 2005, the festival has attracted some of the brightest and promising new artists on the Afro-Punk scene as well as acclaimed established acts. Some of the artists set to perform at this year's festival include Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Das Racist, Ninjasonik, Toro Y Moi, Gym Class Heroes and Cerebral Ballzy, among others. For more info on the Afro-Punk festival, check out their website.

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