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Erykah Badu, Das Racist, Janelle Monae To Peform At Afropunk Festival

The Afropunk Festival will be returning to Brookyln’s Commodore Barry for the 8th Anuual Afropunk Festival on August 25 and 26. Find out more details after the jump.

This year’s festival features a mix of established stars like Erykah Badu, Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist and Janelle Monae, as well as indies acts like Toro Y Moi, Spank Rock and Ninjasonik.  In addition to the music, the NikeBattle For Streets Skate and BMX Competition. The event will feature the nation’s best amateur skaters and BMX riders in a competition to be judged by top professionals in both sports.

Ground zero for rock and rebellion from an African American point of view, Afropunk has hosted many superstars-in-the making over the years, like Santigold and the aforementioned Monae, as well as veteran acts like Bad Brains and Mos Def. Unfortunately Hurricane Irene put a stop to last year’s festival, but this year promises to make up for it. Find out more HERE.

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