Afro-Punk Festival: Cee-Lo, Santigold, Fisbhone, Janelle Monae

STREET CULTURE AND STREET SOUNDS MEET IN AUGUST

The 7th Annual Afro-Punk Festival is returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on August 27-28.

Afro-Punk 2011 Band Lineup

Santigold
Cee-Lo Green
Santigold
Janelle Monae
Fishbone
Jay Electronica
Toro Y Moi
Toshi Reagon
Ninjasonik
Cerebral Ballzy
Gordon Voidwell
Reggie Watts
Res
Joi
Rocky Business
Straight Line Stitch

In addition to the music, the NikeBattle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, the largest street skate and BMX competition in NYC, will return this year with the nation's top amateur skaters and BMX riders in a competition to be judged by top professionals in both sports including Nigel Sylvester. Also, over 20 of the NYC area's hottest food trucks and vendors have been brought together for the Afro-Punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival. Afro-punk has also invited Harley-Davidson and Brooklyn Black bike scene documentarians, Denim and Chrome, to collaborate on a custom bike show featuring dozens of exotic custom bikes created by black riders in the NYC area. In addition, the festival has commissioned an artist to paint over 300 skateboards as part of one large mural, aka The Skate Artwall. The boards will be contested to Afro-Punk fans at the Festival and Afro-Punk will follow the life of the boards over the next year whether on the wall, the street or the half-pipe.

http://www.afropunk.com/

[Published on: 5/23/11]

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