Lenny Kravitz, SZA and Young Paris steal the show at AfroPunk

Photo credit: Justin VanNoy for Steed Media Service
Photo credit: Justin VanNoy for Steed Media Service

This past weekend, AfroPunk delivered a lineup like no other. For two days, both male and female Afro punk rockers delivered showstopping performances at Commodore Battery Park in Brooklyn, New York. It was truly amazing to see the community come out to support this annual festival that supported love and acceptance despite your race, color, gender or sexual preference. It was all about the artists and their music. Of course, there were libations and many other indulgences such as Nutcrackers (neighborhood hunch punch), jerk chicken and other homemade edibles … The top vendor was Homefrittes (which are basically fries on steroids that come with an assortment of dipping sauces).

Photo credit: Justin VanNoy for Steed Media Service
Photo credit: Justin VanNoy for Steed Media Service

On Saturday, Top Dog Entertainment lyricist and vocalist SZA stole the show with soothing vocals from her latest EP, Z. Notable tracks included the hit song “Babylon.” Top Dog MC Ab Soul also graced the stage with his presence at the end of SZA’s set.

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On Sunday, Young Paris delivered a cultural musical experience from the Congo of Africa. His act was energetic and electrifying.

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To wrap up AfroPunk, Brooklyn-born Lenny Kravitz delivered a stellar acoustic performance. Kravitz had thousands in a park reciting the words to his songs.

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AfroPunk was awesome this year with a balance of well-known acts along with a few new ones. Stay tuned to rollingout.com for more pictures from AfroPunk.

J V

@atlantaroyalty



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