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Inspired by urban culture and Brooklyn’s alternative music scene, Afropunk Festival returned to Commodore Barry Park this August for its 10th year in a row. We scoured the event to bring you Afropunk's coolest guys and gals- straight up!

by i-D Team
18 November 2014, 12:40pm

Barbara Anastacio

Where are you from?
Originally outside Detroit.  

What do you do?
I'm just a student at the moment trying to get through academia one book at a time. I'm majoring in neuroscience and behavior and maybe have thoughts of going off the medical school after graduation, but who knows.

What are you wearing from head to toe?
Black choker and Mesh Black Shirt I got off Etsy. A Danskin Sports Bra and Nike Tennis Skirt.

Who are you here to see?
DJ UNiiQU33, Shabazz Palaces, Cakes the Killah, the DJ Rashad Tribute, and more I cant really remember. 

What's your summer jam?
Black Quarterback by Deathgrips

What's the best thing about Afropunk Festival?
It's a huge gathering of beautiful people of colour, what more could be asked of it? I felt truly blessed to share the same space with some many of my people and our creative agency.

What's your top tip for first time Afropunk-goers?
Stay hydrated. Good for the heat, good for the moving, good for your skin, all around good-good.


Photography Barbara Anastacio

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