Whatta Ting at AFROPUNK Brooklyn!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

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“No Sexism, No Racism, No Ableism, No Ageism, No Homophobia, No Fatphobia, No Transphobia, and No Hatefulness.” The Brooklyn edition of the Afropunk Festival which celebrates black heritage and music and of which Rock son Matthew Morgan is a co-organiser — was back for a 12th staging of soul, power and black-inclusive politics. But, at its centre remained its initial premise of billed live performances from a potpourri of genre acts. R&B crooner Raphael Saadiq, Hollywood royalty Willow Smith, Jamaica's own reggae star Protoje and jazz man Gary Clark complemented Afropunk's expected spades of patrons marching to their own gender-neutral fashion beats.

SO photog Kenyon Hemans, refreshed with sips of grapefruit fizzy pop Ting and guided by the brand's ever-so-fab export marketing manager Carla Hollingsworth, was there for it all at Commodore Barry Park last weekend.




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