Enormous crowds of black hipsters, cool kids and trendsetters gathered in Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New York this weekend for the 2015 AFROPUNK Music Festival.
The two-day festival, which celebrated its 10th year this summer, was filled with a celebration of black entertainment and style. Matthew Morgan, festival co-founder, founded AFROPUNK in 2005 as "an alternative" to other summer music festivals that he thought underrepresented people of color.
"It’s an alternative view on our culture and music and things that are important to us," Morgan told the Huffington Post. This year's artist line-up included musical performances by New York natives Lenny Kravitz and Kelis, as well as Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, and others.
But more than a music festival, AFROPUNK is a part of black culture. It is a place where black people are able to express the full diversity of their lived experiences. This year was no different, and festival-goers of all ages, colors, shapes and sizes were in attendance.
HuffPost asked 20 of the rocking festival attendees to describe the music festival and what AFROPUNK means to black culture. Here are their responses:
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