Fort Greene festival kicks off weekend of music, expression

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Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival kicked off Saturday, marking its 13th year since starting as a small, free local concert.

While Afropunk has grown from a small event to a two-day festival, the theme of individuality and expression has remained the same.

The festival originated in 2005 and has exploded with satellite events all over the world.

This year’s sold-out festival features a lineup of artists including Solange, Macy Gray and The Cool Kids. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend.

For more information on Afropunk Festival, visit their website at Afropunk.com

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