September 23, 2023


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Jazmine Sullivan, Flying Lotus Headline AFROPUNK Brooklyn

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AFROPUNK introduced their lineup for his or her annual competition held in Brooklyn, with Jazmine Sullivan and Flying Lotus as headline performers.

On Thursday (June 22), the annual competition celebrating Black tradition in an unapologetic kind, introduced its full lineup for the weekend along with a brand new location. “AFROPUNK isn’t simply in regards to the music, it’s a neighborhood of people that reject societal norms and embrace their true selves, it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks,” their announcement reads. Grammy Award-winning R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan and producer/rapper Flying Lotus would be the principal headliners for the occasion. Different artists on the invoice will embody Joey Bada$$, Vince Staples, Child Tate, Sudan Archives, Madison McFerrin and Durand Benarr, and extra.

The competition can even have a brand new location. Usually held for years at Commodore Barry Park within the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, this yr it is going to happen on the Skyline Drive-In, positioned on the waterfront within the Greenpoint neighborhood a couple of miles away. Organizers say that the theme for this yr is “Circus of Soul,” the place the area shall be turned “right into a carnivalesque exhibition that spotlights all points of Black creativity.” The competition will happen on August 26 and August 27.

AFROPUNK Brooklyn can even function the Spinthrift Market, which can showcase native Black distributors and their wares along with the Bites and Beats concession space. The brand new competition reveals how AFROPUNK has developed throughout the previous few years, increasing to carry festivals in Brazil, France and South Africa along with the “Black HERSTORY Dwell” occasion accomplished in partnership with Lincoln Middle this previous February. The occasion honoring Black ladies for his or her contributions featured India.Arie, UMI and Danielle Ponder among the many performers participating. Tickets for AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2023 can be found now at their website.