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Afropunk 2009

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This summer Afro-Punk, BAMcinematek and Mountain Dew bring you the 5 th annual Afro-Punk festival! Events kick off on June 27 th 2009 with a free live screening of What's On Your Plate in Fort Greene Park. Films will continue to run at BAM until July 8 th , including a whole day in honor of Spike Lee .

From 4 th -6 th July , it's the turn of bands, skaters and BMX take over downtown Brooklyn. Check the event page for a full line-up plus more details on the Nike SB skate clinic and the $5000 worth of prizes on offer through two URBANX Battle For The Streets skate/BMX competitions. The festival closes out with a Block Party on July 12 th featuring more live music, djs, fashion, food and local artists.

The festival is the center of the global Afro-punk community and the definitive destination for audiences looking to experience true Afro-punk culture. Last year 30,000 people attended, and this year even more are expected, along with 40 bands, 24 films, a visual art exhibit and a custom built skate park where you can check out pro riders and skaters from around the country.

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