Scenes From AfroPunk Fest In Atlanta (2016)

Oct 17, 2016

The AfroPunk music festival draws thousands to Brooklyn every summer. The celebration of innovation in the music and fashion world began in 2005, and has morphed into an international celebration  with AfroPunk festivals in London and Paris. This year, it made its debut in Atlanta with AfroPunk's Carnival of Consciousness. On Second Thought producer Sean Powers documented the second night of the festival.

A lounge area at AfroPunk features archival video footage, including that of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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French-Congolese rapper Young Paris is based in New York, and he performs at AfroPunk.
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Atlanta DJ DECOTEAU at AfroPunk.
Artwork on display at AfroPunk.
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Guitarist and singer Fontez Brooks of the Atlanta-based group, Baby Baby.
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Drummer Grant Wallace of the Atlanta-based group, Baby Baby wears a horse mask as he performs.
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Fontez Brooks and Grant Wallace of the Atlanta-based group, Baby Baby. Grant bangs on a cow bell during a performance.
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Akil from the hip-hop group Jurassic 5 attends AfroPunk in Atlanta.
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Rapper Saul Williams performs at AfroPunk in Atlanta.
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Prenny Johnson of Sandersville, Georgia in costume at AfroPunk.
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Rapper GoldLink performs at AfroPunk.
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Shauna Stuart (l) of Atlanta watches one of the performers at AfroPunk.
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