HOLLA HOLLA HOLLA! The Afro Punk Festival 2011 is weeks away from taking over Brooklyn, and this year they have one of the best line-ups to date! Can you tell I’m just a bit excited? You would be right. The festival, in its seventh year, is a celebration of alt-culture in the African American community, exhibited through live music, a BMX competition, and handicrafts from local vendors. This year, the festival will be held on August 27 and 28 at Commodore Barry Park, in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. Festival goers will have the treat of tasty eats from Bites & Beats Food Trucks. Yummy! I’m sure you think I’m stalling on delivering the line-up, so here goes!
GYM GLASS HEROES
TORO Y MOI
Also featuring: Fishbone, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Cerebral Ballzy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch, Tamar-kali, Joe Jordans Experiment, Jersey Klan, Radkey, and DJ’s Stack-Aly, Jillionaire, Dances with White Girls, D://BOi, dj.shErOck, toni*K!
Excited yet? I hope so! And did I mention it’s FREE? A great way to end the summer. Be sure to check Afro Punk periodically for the full schedule.