Afro-Punk Festival 2011 in Brooklyn at Commodore Barry Park featuring Cee-Lo, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold, Gym Class Heroes, Res and More on August 27, 28 CANCELLED

UPDATED ON AUGUST 26, 2011: EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE! MORE DETAILS.


SOULHEAD MUST GO!  If you do not come to this show, it is either because you will not be in Brooklyn that weekend or you’re wack. Period. This super eclectic festival is one of the Summer’s most anticipated events and is always packed with the most interesting people anywhere.  With booths, vendors, and food galore, this is a music lover and people watching paradise.  Commodore Barry Park can be a bit of a challenge to get to but it is always worth the trip.

Event Description – From AfroPunk.com

The Afro-punk Festival is returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park for its 7th edition on August 27-28 2011. This year has the most stellar line up yet with Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch.

Just added: Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist, Kenna, Tamar-kali, Bad Rabbits, Joe Jordans Experiment, Jersey Klan, Radkey, and DJ’s Stack-Aly, Jillionaire, Dances with White Girls, D://BOi, dj.shErOck, toni*K! In addition, the Nike Battle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, the largest street skate and BMX competition in NYC will return 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 and P-Rod.
Dates – Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2011

Location –

Commodore Barry Park (corner of Flushing and Navy St.)

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Directions

PriceFREE

Food by Beats and Bites Food Trucks

AFRO PUNK SCHEDULE BY DAY

(Soulhead Picks in BOLD)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011

MTV Hive Stage:

11:00–04:30 DJ STACK-ALY
04:30–05:00 NINJASONIK [SKATE PARK STAGE]
05:00–05:15 DJ JILLIONAIRE + BMX DEMO
05:15–05:45 REGGIE WATTS
05:45–06:00 DJ JILLIONAIRE
06:00–06:40 TORO Y MOI
06:40–07:00 DJ JILLIONAIRE + BMX DEMO
07:00–07:40 GYM CLASS HEROES
07:40–08:10 DJ JILLIONAIRE
08:10–09:00 SANTIGOLD

Bites and Beats Stage:

12:00–02:30 DJ SEROCK* & DJ TONI*K
02:30–03:00 RADKEY
03:00–03:30 DJ JILLIONAIRE
03:30–04:00 ROCKY BUSINESS
04:00–04:30 DJ DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS
04:30–05:00 BAD RABBITS
05:00–05:30 DJ DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS
05:30–06:00 GORDON VOIDWELL
06:00–06:20 DJ DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS
06:20–07:00 KENNA
07:00–07:30 DJ DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS
07:30–08:10 DAS RACIST

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011

MTV Hive Stage:

11:00–04:30 DJ D://BOI
04:30–05:00 JERSEY KLAN [SKATE PARK STAGE]
05:00–05:15 DJ D://BOI + BMX DEMO
05:15–05:45 CEREBRAL BALLZY
05:45–06:00 DJ D://BOI
06:00–06:40 FISHBONE
06:40–07:00 DJ D://BOI + BMX DEMO
07:00–07:40 JANELLE MONAE
07:40–08:10 DJ D://BOI
08:10–09:00 CEE LO GREEN

Bites and Beats Stage:

12:00–02:00 DJ SEROCK* & DJ TONI*K
02:00–02:30 JOE JORDON EXPERIENCE
02:30–03:30 DJ DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS
03:30–04:00 RES
04:00–04:30 DJ JILLIONAIRE
04:30–05:00 JOI
05:00–05:30 DJ DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS
05:30–06:00 STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
06:00–06:20 DJ JILLIONAIRE
06:20–07:00 TAMAR KALI
07:00–07:30 DJ DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS
07:30–08:10 TOSHI REAGON

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Here are a few of our favorite songs by some of the artists set to perform at this year’s AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn:

Cee-Lo – F-ck You

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0mxOXbWIU&ob=av2e]

Janelle Monae – Tightrope (featuring Big Boi from Outkast)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnefUaKCbc&feature=relmfu]

Fishbone – Ma and Pa

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK640dPPhXE]

Res – They Say Vision

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qXPFnGf1T8&feature=related]

Santigold – The Creator

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXpZi4I4G7k]

Gym Class Heroes – Viva La White Girl

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mErrhFiphHU]

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