For many New Yorkers, Brooklyn’s annual AfroPunk Fest is a can’t-miss event. For two days straight, people local and out of state flocked to Commodore Barry Park to submerge themselves in all facets of black culture.
With an assortment of food stations, live art installations near each stage, merchants selling homemade crafts, activists setting up shop anywhere they could stand and top-notch music acts—rock, hip hop, soul, alt, folk acts and more showcased the black community’s diverse palette—all in one spot, nothing was left out. And not to mention all the beautiful, stylish folks using the park as their personal runway.
Even the artists that took the stage like Raury, Kelela, Kelis, Lion Babe, Sam Dew, Thundercat and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few, acknowledged how much of a highlight it was to be performing for such a colorful crowd inside and out. Our sentiments exactly. Flip through and see what we felt were the best on- and off-stage takeaways from AfroPunk 2015.