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A Weekend at Afropunk 2019 — the Blackest Festival in the Country [Photo Recap]

A Weekend at Afropunk 2019 — the Blackest Festival in the Country [Photo Recap]

Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 2

Graphic: Evanka Williamson

Afropunk 2019 featured performances from Jill Scott, Goldlink, FKA twiggs, and more.

There aren’t a lot of festivals like Afropunk. For the 19th straight year, Afropunk held their annual festival in Brooklyn. A lot has been written about how gorgeous Afropunk is (you won’t find a more beautiful-looking crowd at any festival in the country.)

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But Afropunk is about the performances. And this year’s festival was massive, featuring sets from Jill Scott, FKA twigs, J.I.D, Gary Clarke Jr., Rico Nasty, Danny Brown, Death Grips, and more. Afropunk had a bumpy year in 2018, with criticism about how the festival has scaled. Those critiques weren’t as prevalent this year.

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We sent our photographer Vickey Ford out to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn to document the best of Afropunk 2019. Check out the photos below.

Day One

Leikeli47

Leikeli47 Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 1

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J.I.D

J.I.D Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 1

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Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 1

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Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 1

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Jill Scott

Jill Scott Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 1

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Day Two

Death Grips

Death Grips Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 2

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Brittany Howard

Brittany Howard Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 2

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Danny Brown

Danny Brown Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 2

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H09909

Ho99o9 Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 2

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Santigold

Santigold Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 2

Photo Credit: Vickey Ford for Okayplayer.com

FKA twigs

FKA Twigs Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 2

Photo Credit: Vickey Ford for Okayplayer.com

Jidenna & More

Jidenna Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Day 1

Photo Credit: Vickey Ford for Okayplayer.com



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