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2008 Afro-Punk Festival - Recap In Pictures

As we're starting to prepare the 2009 Afro-Punk Festival, it's time for a little throwback to reminisce about all the fun we had at the 2008 Festival. And to those of you who were there, please share your memories with us!
For its 4th edition, the Afro-Punk Festival was bigger than ever. 7 days, over 40 bands, a skate park, BMX demos, live painting by graffiti artists, and most importantly, you, the Community, who came by the thousands to join this celebration of creativity and freedom. It all took place in Brooklyn, NY July 5th to 13th 2008 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Parking Lot, then at the Fort Greene Park, and ended with a Block Party on Clinton Avenue. So many good memories!
All the shows were free! Acts who performed include Tamar-Kali, Afrika Bambaataa, Kudu, Janelle Monae, Game Rebellion, Millsted, The Smyrk, J*DaVeY, Murs, Cipher, Whole Wheat Bread, The Carps and many more. If you missed it, here's a glimpse of what went on. Make sure you join us this year for the 5th edition, as we keep on nurturing the best in music, film and performance art.
Photo: Ed Marshall.

July 4th 2008 - The Day Before
Getting ready for the madness!

July 5th 2008 - Opening Day
And the madness was worth the wait!
Pictured: Janelle Monae, The Smyrk, Millsted, Afrika Bambaataa, Afro-Punk Kids, Afrika Bambaataa's crew, The Apes.

Janelle Monae The Smyrk
Millsted Afrika Bambaataa
Afro-Punk Kids Afrika Bambaataa's Crew
The Apes Afro-Punk Kids

July 6th 2008 - Day 2
Pictured: Murs - The Invicible(s), Afro-Punk Kids, The Five One, BMX Demo, Jen Militia, No Surrender.

The Invicible(s) Afro-Punk Kids
The Five One BMX Demo
Jen Militia Afro-Punk Kids
Afro-Punk Kids No Surrender
Afro-Punk Kids Afro-Punk Kids

July 7th 2008 - Day 3
Pictured: Hollywood Holt, Shala, Proton, Sky Hy, Rape Whistle, DJ Prince, Afro-Punk Kids, DJ Synapse.

Hollywood Holt Shala
Proton Sky Hy
Rape Whistle DJ Prince
Afro-Punk Kids DJ Synapse

July 8th 2008 - Day 4
Pictured: Afro-Punk Kids, Like Gravity, James Spooner & Shawn Peters, Whole Wheat Bread, Kaos Blac & Keziah Jones, McRad, Disaster Us, The Echo Jinx, Cipher.

Afro-Punk Kid Like Gravity
Like Gravity J Spooner-S Peters
Afro-Punk Kids K Blac-K Jones
McRad Disaster Us
The Echo Jinx Afro-Punk Kids
Cipher Afro-Punk Kids

July 9th 2008 - Day 5
Pictured: Game Rebellion, Let's Go To War, Bone Crusher's Onslaught, Afro-Punk Crew & Kids, Voodo Fe, Planet Ubiquity.

Game Rebellion Let's Go To War
Bone Crusher's Onslaught Afro-Punk Crew & Kids
Voodo Fe Interview Live Painting
Afro-Punk Kids Planet Ubiquity
Crowd Crowd

July 12th 2008 - Day 6
Pictured: Tamar-Kali, The Dirtbombs, The Dustbin Brothers, Little Jackie, Sophia Ramos.

Tamar-Kali The Dirtbombs
Live Painting
Tamar-Kali The Dustbin Brothers
Crowd The Dirtbombs
Little Jackie Sophia Ramos

July 13th 2008 - Day 7
Pictured: Kudu, Crowd, J*DaVeY, The Carps, Jimmy Mac (Bulldog Bikes).

Kudu Kudu
Crowd Kudu
Crowd J*DaVeY
J*DaVeY The Carps
Crowd Jimmy Mac
Crowd Crowd

See you at the 2009 Afro-Punk Festival this summer in a city near you!

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Comment by PimpSuga on June 2, 2009 at 9:56pm
afro punk festival virgin.
Comment by RinnyRiot on June 2, 2009 at 1:54pm
Plane tickets....are expensive but I'm trying to make it happen this year!
Comment by MEGANiTA on May 18, 2009 at 8:21pm
OMG I can't wait lolz I loved seeing the carps live lolz!!
Comment by Empress on April 22, 2009 at 3:37pm
Empress and Twisted Goddess have got to get on this year! How do we get booking info?
Comment by Christopher Irving on March 15, 2009 at 8:03am
Can't wait for the 2009 AP Fest!!
Comment by scotty swan on February 13, 2009 at 1:20pm
how can i get my band in this years fest?
Comment by Bad Rabbits on January 26, 2009 at 11:24am
amazing! Hopefully we can be part of it this year. Looked like so much fun.
Comment by Mr. Ashes on January 24, 2009 at 3:18pm
Hey, Feel free to use some of the photos from my picasa page ..I shot a lot of the Block is the link.
Comment by Monstah Black on January 24, 2009 at 12:57pm
Wow! Amazing shots. you can feel the energy bouncing off the photo! That's powerful!

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