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Afropunk is back. The festival, which will be returning to Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on August 26-27, features some amazing acts this year.

Sampha, Thundercat, Macy Gray, Kaytranada, SZA, Sinkane, NAO, Willow Smith, Dizzee Rascal, serpentwithfeet, The Cool Kids, Kevin Abstract and many more.

The festival will feature two curated stages: one by Solange’s Saint Heron and another “Kaytranada & Friends” stage featuring Kaytranada, Sango, Karriem Riggins and more.

You can cop tickets on the website here.

The festival also announced that it will be traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa on May 11. The theme for this year’s Afropunk is We The People. Read that statement below.

WE THE PEOPLE:
We, the people built this land. Our flesh and blood is present in its buildings, its roads and its bridges. Our souls are its spiritual cornerstone. Our culture is its foundation. Our being nourishes this land – as our ancestors’ beings nourished it before us – yet the land has not always reimbursed us.

We, the people recognize the bullshit of the powerful. The injustices they committed in the past have never disappeared from view. The inequalities they perpetrate are there for all but the blind. The inadequacies they’ve paid forward to a future age are appearing over the horizon. Unless…

We, the people have a code:
No Sexism
No Racism
No Ableism
No Ageism
No Homophobia
No Fatphobia
No Transphobia

We, the people commit ourselves to uphold and fight for the rights enshrined in our code. Let us honour those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, and hold accountable those who curtail our liberties. Let us walk in the footsteps of warriors who came before us, and strive to create a society based on fundamental human rights. Let us rewrite the universal laws and educate the errant minds.

We, the people have the will to heal the divisions that threaten to reduce our dreams to ashes. We believe in resurrecting the creative power of our diversity. We open our hearts and minds, and dance to the rhythm of a brand-new future. Together. Brave and compassionate. And beautiful.

May the Goddess protect we, the people.

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