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    Tue, 24 May 2011 10:09:34

    The Afro-Punk Festival to Take Place August 27th and 28th - Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monáe, Fishbone to perform

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    The Afro-Punk Festival is returning to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park for the 7th Annual Afro-punk Festival on August 27th and 28th. The 2011 festival has the most stellar line up yet with Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monáe, Fishbone, Jay Electronica, Toro y Moi, Toshi Reagon, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch and more to be added! In addition, the NikeBattle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, the largest street skate and BMX competition in NYC will return this year with the nation's top amateur skaters and BMX riders in a competition to be judged by top professionals in both sports including Nigel Sylvester.

    There are some very exciting new additions to the festival this year! Over 20 of the NYC area's hottest food trucks and vendors have been brought together for the Afro-Punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival, which will bring cuisine from around the world and the 5 boroughs to the festival. In addition, Chef Marcellus Coleman, Executive Chef of Alias Restaurant in NYC, will provide his eclectic contemporary American cuisine to the festival artists, athletes and VIPs.

    Afro-punk has invited Harley-Davidson and Brooklyn Black bike scene documentarians, Denim and Chrome, to collaborate on a custom bike show featuring dozens of exotic custom bikes created by black riders in the NYC area. The custom bike show will also serve as the backdrop for the Harley-Davidson/Denim and Chrome 2012 Calendar, photographed by Darius Vick, which will feature exquisite tattooed beauties each month for bike fans across the country. In addition, the festival has commissioned an artist to paint over 300 skateboards as part of one large mural aka The Skate Artwall. The boards will be contested to Afro-punk fans at the Festival and Afro-punk will follow the life of the boards over the next year whether on the wall, the street or the half-pipe.

    Afro-Punk 2011 Band Lineup is as follows:

    Cee-Lo Green
    Santigold
    Janelle Monáe
    Fishbone
    Jay Electronica
    Toro Y Moi
    Toshi Reagon
    Ninjasonik
    Cerebral Ballzy
    Gordon Voidwell
    Reggie Watts
    Res
    Joi
    Rocky Business
    Straight Line Stitch

    Are you going to attend the Afro-Punk Festival?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.24.11




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