AFROPUNK as Art: Curated by TaperMeBad

Af*ro (noun): 

a thick hairstyle with very tight curls that sticks out all around the head, like the natural hair of some black people

also deriving from the word African. 

Punk (adjective):

relating to punk rock and it's associating subculture

Afropunk Brooklyn- held in Commodore Barry Park was all of this-plus, acceptance, openness, freedom of expression, style, vibrancy, noise, and love. There were music acts- from Janelle Monet, to The Internet, Ice Cube, Angel Haze, Bad Brains, Gallant, TV on the Radio, Fishbone, and Kelela, Vendors for Dayssss, blocks filled with Food; all followed by Reggae, Poetry and Comedy 'After Dark' Events. Two days full of Joy- felt like a day of art in action. 

So, I'll summarize with an enhanced view of the beautiful people we ran into. This was all inspired by the Prisma app thanks go my 'all things tech' friend, Jazmin over at Living Digital. 

"No Sexism, No Racism, No Ablism, No Ageism, No Homophobia, No Fatphobia, No Transphobia, No Hatefulness" 

"No Sexism, No Racism, No Ablism, No Ageism, No Homophobia, No Fatphobia, No Transphobia, No Hatefulness" 

Adrie, Owner + her gals Dr. Synatra, Mayra, & Bruce on the yard. 

Day 1. 

Day 1. 

Day 2. Fashion details... w/ a colorful friend. #noprismanecessary 

Day 2. Fashion details... w/ a colorful friend. #noprismanecessary 

She was giving me 90's Erykah Badu vibes: 

With Mayra of LipDrama & a new friend- loved her purple hair. 

The way these shots manifest into art are actually pretty magnificent... love how the details of the day are transformed into a painting we can all admire until next time! 

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Big hair. Tribal Paint. Patterns. Detailed adornments. Wire-crowns, Gold painted sunglasses:

Decendents of Kings, it’s necessary I- bling...
— Nas

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Good Vibrations.... 

Wear the crown. 

Ran into our Friends Hey Fran Hey, Dustin, & Assante of 'The Friend Zone:'

Fatima the model. 

Fatima the model. 

Definitely making this a new tradition- can't wait to experience next year's one of a kind fashion and feelings. #Afropunk 

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Let your style match your ambition
— #tapermebad