• UO Happenings: Afropunk Festival Recap

    Afropunk was unlike anything we have experienced - the grounds were full of tons of energy and good vibes for the entirety of the performances. It was great to explore the grounds and check out everything that was available to the fest-goers. We spent more time in the crowd at times than in the designated section for the photographers because being in the crowd was so exciting - the excitement from everyone attending was so contagious. The musicians and artists that this festival attracts are unlike any other, and they truly came to perform and give their everything to the crowd. Watching these artists at a smaller festival was amazing, because we got to experience so many up-and-coming musicians. Overall, Afropunk was a fun-filled weekend of conversing with strangers, photographers, and regular concert-goers who seemed to be in their element in Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NYC. It was an amazing experience!
    Photographs and words by Emmanuel Olunkwa

    Shot of the park

    Oso Dope of Loaf Muzik

    Kidaf of Loaf Muzik

    Anaiah and Mikaiah of The Bots

    Kandace Springs

    Eaddy of HO99O9 (pronounced "Horror")

    Afropunk Festival