Worthy Wednesday: Afropunk Festival

Greetings Meganda Films! The final days of summer are fast approaching so let’s do what we can do make the them count. This weekend Brooklyn is celebrating the 8th Annual Afropunk Festival, with special guests Eryka Badu, Janelle Monae, Gym Class Heroes and Toshi Reagon and her renowned band–BIGLovely to name a few. It’s a weekend to celebrate music and the Afropunk Movement. Last year I was so gung-ho about making the trip out to BK to enjoy the music and celebrate the final days of summer, but the weekend was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. So here I am a year later and the anticipation for the festival is continuing to build and I couldn’t be more excited.

Being someone who feels she has a relationship with music, I am mostly looking forward to that element. However, the festival has much more to offer other than just the great music. If you like fashion, are a skateboarder or bike rider, Art lover or complete Foodie (hmm, I do have a pretty deep relationship with food too) there will be something for everyone.

The festival is being held at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park from August 25th -26th. The days start early and end well into the night. So if you’re an early riser (like me) or a night owl come out and enjoy the last couple days of summer. As for our friends and supports not in the NYC area I would encourage you to seek out end of the summer Festivals in your area. Let’s do what we can to support our communities.

If you are not in the Brooklyn area this weekend but will be here next weekend check out the season finale of the Brooklyn Cookout~Makossa on September 1st at the Brooklyn Tap House.



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