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Afropunk 2016: 5 Must-See Acts

Afropunk Festival 2016 will feature Ice Cube, Tyler, The Creator and Janelle Monae, but here are the top 5 acts we're looking forward to at the Brooklyn festival—from Skunk Anansie to Sate

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Skunk Anansie

The accolades speak for themselves: 20-plus years in the game, eight albums and a ranking in the Guinness Book of British Singles & Albums for the longest charting act.

The London-based alt-rock group, fronted by the dynamic black skinhead, Skunk, is guaranteed to deliver an ass-kicking performance on Sunday’s AfroPunk line-up with their mix of thrash, metal and electronic genres.

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There's no doubt that SATE's gritty energy will be unforgettable come Saturday, so you may want to practice her moves ahead of time. In preparation for the event, check out  RedBlack&Blue, the full-length debut album from Toronto vocalist and songwriter, as a helpful warm-up.

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Juliana Huxtable

Huxtable is a modern-day model of a renaissance woman. As a writer, artist, model and co-founder of #ShockvalueNYC, she uses social media to revitalize her audience. This Sunday, she will bring the party to us by DJing the Red Stage.

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Skye and Ross from Morcheeba

Over two years ago, Skye and Ross decided they needed to change direction. After being a part of the platinum-selling U.K. band, Morcheeba, Skye and Ross dove into their own musical path, taking pieces from Morcheeba and enhancing the energy for their new forthcoming album. On Sunday, the duo will hitting the Green Stage.

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Tank & The Bangas

The New Orleans-based quintet bring forth a mesh of genres, blending spoken word, funk, gospel, rock and folk on top of theatrics for a new sound and feel that we can’t wait to bear witness to on Saturday.


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