Music festivals are one of the best parts of summer and last weekend, August 24th and 25th, we got to photograph our last one of the season at Barry Commodore Park in Brooklyn. The Afro Punk Festival has grown considerably since it began in 2005 and this year’s event featured tons of great performances, as well as DJs, an art wall, yoga, rock climbing, a custom motorcycle show, BMX, a thrift market, and over thirty of New York City’s best food trucks.
The music style varied throughout the weekend and there was definitely something for everyone. However, the common thread running through all the performances can best be described by this line from the Afro Punk website: ”open-minded, non-conforming, and unconventional”.
Saturday, August 24th, we photographed Saul Williams, Cx Kidtronik, The Heavy, Theophilus London, Wicked Wisdom, Jean Grae, Rebelmatic, Small Axe, and The Skins.
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Coverage of day two coming soon!
All photos © Angela Datre and Andy Jimenez/How We Are 2013