Afropunk Festival defies the stereotype that black culture is something that can be “defined.” The weekend brings together a multitude of people overflowing with individuality; musically, artistically and stylistically.

The talent at Afropunk this year included a wide range of musical goodness including artists like British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, SZA, MeShell Ndegeocello, Alice Smith, Tecla and many more.  

One of the many highlights of Afropunk is the musical talent brought to the stage each year but just as important is the style of its attendees. The eclectic presence is breathtaking, highlighting the fact that black is indeed beautiful. Enter the Afropunk experience and see for yourself.

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas

Tecla 

Tecla 

Cakes Da Killa

Cakes Da Killa

MeShell Ndegeocello

MeShell Ndegeocello

Lolawolf

Lolawolf

SZA

SZA

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas

Photography by Sienna Brown 

Playlist curated by Sienna Brown and Assefash Makonnen 


About the Photographer / Author

Sienna Brown is co-founder and Communications Director of WildSpice Magazine. She is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation. Sienna is a photographer, writer and adventurer. Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can. See more of her work here and follow her on twitter and instagram | @siempregirando