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George Clinton, Ice Cube, & More From Our Afropunk Photo Diary

While New Yorkers fled to the beach to savor the last days of summer, we popped on our festival best and headed to Brooklyn’s Commodore Park where moshing gods and goddesses congregated for this year’s Afropunk Fest.

The general admission line spanned nearly a mile along Park Ave, but the wait was well worth it; not only did the festival offer different kinds of music (from punk rockers Trash Talk to Odd Future icon Tyler, the Creator), it also offered (and fostered) the strong sense of community that the festival is known for. And this feeling of camaraderie was only made stronger by “Activism” Row,” a cordoned off area that’s meant to facilitate voter registration, and which included a booth for #BlackLivesMatter. Add to that the roster of artists that were on display—everyone from the Art Hoe art collective to Brooklyn-based artist and activist Laolu Senbanjo showed their work—and this year’s Afropunk may have been the best yet.  

Photos taken exclusively for Milk by Andrew Boyle

Stay tuned to Milk for more festivals worth writing home about. 

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