What began with fledgling filmmaker James Spooners 2003 documentary Afropunk, an exploration of racial identity within the punk-music scene, has grown into a much-anticipated annual celebration of black-rock rebellion at the Brooklyn Academy of Musics Afro Punk Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival is hosting 15 film screenings at BAMs Rose Cinemas and music performances by 40 artists in the BAM parking lot, which will be temporarily transformed into a skate park. The 10-day event culminates with a concert (on July 12) in Fort Greene Park starring Little Jackie and Tamar Kali and a block party (on July 13) on Fort Greenes historic Clinton Avenue, featuring live music, fashion, and arts and crafts.
July 4-13, 2008
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