Afropunk Announces New York Fest Schedule Via Free App

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The highly anticipated AFROPUNK FEST, has revealed more details for the New York installment happening August 22 and 23 in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park.

Through August 10, the only place to get the Daily Schedule for the AFROPUNK Fest is through the free official AFROPUNK App available now for iOS and Android. The first 100 people who download the AFROPUNK App will get a 15% discount on Weekend GA Tickets.

Beyond the music, AFROPUNK has a host of other special programing and highlights that help to make the festival special and unique:

Rock-n-Read
Greenlight Bookstore and AFROPUNK are collaborating on the second annual Rock-n-Read. A diverse group of authors will be signing their works on site at the festival:

Saturday, August 22
2pm - 3pm Daniel José Older, author of Shadowshaper
3pm - 4pm Naomi Jackson, author of The Star Side of Bird Hill
4pm - 5pm Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason, authors of Remix

Sunday, August 23
2pm - 3pm James Hannaham, author of Delicious Foods
3pm - 4pm Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House
4pm - 5pm Unlocking The Truth, authors of Unlocking The Truth

AFROPUNK AFTER DARK

A series of official after-parties in Brooklyn will continue the AFROPUNK Music Festival experience outside the festival grounds and late into the night. From The Striver Row poetry slam, an Every Day People Midnight Brunch - launching a limited edition print collaboration by Naturel and Soulection, to an The Amanda Seales comedy show and film screenings presented by Black Radical Imagination. AFROPUNK AFTER DARK will ensure that the party does not end when the last musician leaves the AFROPUNK festival stage. Featuring parties from Azucar, Electric Punanny, Ting and Ting (DJ Kitty Cash + DJ Kellz), the full list and schedule of events is listed below and is sponsored by Coors Light, Hendrick's Gin, Sailor Jerry, Red Bull and MARP.

Earned Ticket

Festival goers still have the opportunity to earn tickets to attend AFROPUNK Fest 2015. The festival has released additional tickets through their earned ticket program, which aims to provide low barrier volunteer activities and projects for people to complete in exchange for tickets to the music festival.

To earn free tickets to the biggest music event in Brooklyn, interested parties can sign up for the #IAMTHEMANY campaign. ACT/ART, The White House and AFROPUNK have joined forces to help raise awareness around the critical need for criminal justice reform and the creation of policies that assert the universal right to justice, humanity and freedom for our multiracial communities. The first 500 people to register and participate in this initiative will receive (1) single day GA ticket to the festival. Get more info here.

AFTER DARK SCHEDULE

The Strivers Row presents: Black Joy

VENUE: Beast of Bourbon
August 22
710 Myrtle Ave
Doors at 8PM
TICKETS: $15.00 in advance $20.00 at door
RSVP here.
The Strivers Row presents Joshua Bennett, Miles Hodges, Safia Elhillo, Carvens Lissaint, Aziza Barnes and Kiah Victoria in an evening of spoken word and live music.

Electric Punanny - JASMINE SOLANO & MELO-X

VENUE: Brooklyn Tap House

August 22

590 Myrtle Ave

11PM

TICKETS: $5.00

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Hosted by Gitoo.

Ting and Ting 

VENUE: Putnam's Pub and Cooker

August 22

419 Myrtle Ave

10PM

Caribbean dance party with DJ Kellz and DJ Kitty Cash.

The Amanda Seales: One Funny Woman After Dark 

VENUE: Splitty

August 22

415 Myrtle Ave

10PM

TICKETS: $10.00

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Join funny girl Amanda Seales to laugh along with a line-up of amazing women comedians, capped with highlights of Amanda's one woman shows Mo Betta Wu, It's Complicated, and Death of the Diva.

FEATURING:

- Rae Sanni

- Sam Jay

- Chloe Hilliard 

- Phoebe Robinson & Jessica Williams' "Blaria"

and more!

DJ set by Amanda Seales to follow. 

#OneFunnyWoman

TOP RANK AFTER DARK

VENUE: Myrtle + Gold 

August 22

343 Gold St

10PM 

Top Rank Magazine is a Brooklyn based publication that profiles women of diverse backgrounds who are driving, shaping, and challenging the world around them. Join us for an audiovisual #blackgirlmagic experience with DJs D0UZE and Zephyr Ann and visuals by Salome Asega. 

ASTRO BEAT with The Illustrious Blacks 

VENUE: Do or Dine

August 22

1108 Bedford Ave

10PM 

MANCHILDBLACK and MONSTAH BLACK spin a seamless mix of Afro futuristic deep house, funk, soul and disco.

Afterlife

VENUE: Friends and Lovers 

August 22

641 Classon Ave

10PM

TICKETS: $5.00

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DJ Set by Ben Robey and Fame School with live performances by Sunny Gang, Unstoppable Death Machines and special guests. Hosted by She's Ryan and Mr.StarCity

Azucar presenta: Rude Gyal

VENUE: Beast of Bourbon 

August 23

710 Myrtle Ave

START TIME: 9PM

TICKETS: $5.00

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Azucar presents an evening of Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady, Cumbia and Punk. DJ sets by Mursi Lane and Tygapaw with special guests. 


Everyday People Midnight Brunch

VENUE: Brooklyn Tap House

August 23

710 Myrtle Ave

11PM

TICKETS: $5.00

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Everyday People hosts Midnight Brunch. Music by DJ Moma & Rich Knight with special guests Soulection. 

Join us for the launch of the limited edition print collaboration by Naturel and Soulection, brought to you by 1xRun. 

Black Radical Imagination: AFROPUNK Edition

VENUE: Splitty 

August 23

415 Myrtle Ave

8PM 

TICKETS: $5.00

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Black Radical Imagination curates a screening of experimental short films by Ja'tovia Gary, Cauleen Smith, Penda Diakite, and Darren Wallace.

Sounds by DJ K7, presented by Dutty Artz.