Friday, July 31 AfroPunk and Lincoln Center out of Doors held a free summer concert with performances from Lion Babe, The Skins and Vintage Trouble as well as a portion of the film AFROPUNK presents The Triptych. Lion Babe has a smooth sound while The Skins offer a slightly more punk feel. Vintage Trouble recalls the funky music of the past and during the performance images of James Brown danced in my head. All three performances each offered their own sound, and I am now a fan. Overall it was a great night with good vibes, good music and a diverse crowd. Check out the artists’ music online and at the upcoming festival.

AfroPunk NYC festival is the weekend of August 22 featuring many acts including Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz and Grace Jones.