Spooner was among those who helped launch the first AfroPunk music festival in 2005 in Brooklyn, New York. It became an annual festival, and in 2015 franchised a similar festival in Paris, France. Musical performances now represent persons of color in many genres.
AfroPunk Brooklyn returned to Commodore Barry Park on August 27-28, 2016. In addition to a variety of avant garde punk, funk, rock, jazz, blues, rhythm & blues and hip hop performances on three stages, the venue also hosted food trucks, international cuisine, a clothing mall and opportunities to engage in social and political activism. Many in the audience were dressed to impress.
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