Once again young, black, heavenly bodies descended upon Brooklyn for the Afropunk Fest. This year was larger than ever, with performances by Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz and the one-and-only Grace Jones. If there was ever a question whether black lives mattered, it was answered with a resounding shout and dance that you couldn’t ignore.
There was protesting, mosh pits and some attendees who begged the question ‘What are you on?’ Forget the pretty Afros – here’s our take on the festival. And one thing’s for sure… there’s no punk missing in Afropunk.