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Miami resident Maya Diaz, 22, swings from an art installation during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Miami resident Maya Diaz, 22, swings from an art installation during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

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AFROPUNK is all about freedom of expression.

From the Star Trek costumes to plant headpieces to the neck rings, Planet AFROPUNK Live: Miami brought out a wide array of people Saturday, the vast majority of whom represented their particular slice of the African Diaspora. When festival attendees weren’t frolicking in the front of the stage, they spent time buying clothes at the Spinthrift Market, shopping for hair products at the Hair & Beauty Village or enjoying the wealth of art installations.

Since its first iteration in 2005, AFROPUNK has grown into an international brand dedicated to celebrating Black culture. Although this is AFROPUNK’s first Miami showcase, previous festivals have been held in Brooklyn, Paris and South Africa.

Planet AFROPUNK Live Experience debuted in Miami Friday and runs through Sunday. Tickets for the event, which takes place at The Urban 1000 NW 2nd Ave. in Miami, are still available here.

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Miami resident Riane Taylor, 32, who is due in August with baby Lentel, dances to music during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Atlanta-based cosplayers crew, Beltline Cosplay, entertains the crowds during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Brooklyn residents and twin sisters Delcia Johnson, left, and Alia Johnson, 30, show their outfits during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. They were raised in South Florida’s West Park and traveled back south just for AFROPUNK. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Overtown resident Ya Shiva Robinson, 32, fans herself as she walks the event grounds during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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A DJ performs during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Orlando natives Marvin Allen, 30, holding his son Raylen Allen-Moss, 1, and his wife Jasmine Allen, 33, take a break from the heat during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Two people dance to live music during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Photographer Soils Minor, 37, snaps a shot of festivalgoers in front of a mural of D.A. Dorsey, who was considered the first Black millionaire in Miami, during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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People dance to live music during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Queens resident and festivalgoer Jasmine NIchole, 29, poses in front of the artwork of her friend, Terrea Armsting, 24, during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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DJ Walshy Fire plays music during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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People dance to live music during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Jasmine Burgess, 33, left, Elizabeth Means, 27, front right, and Vanessa Forrest, 23, lounge together during AFROPUNK at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Philadelphia native and South Florida resident of 10 years, Sharelle Hall, 35, walks the event grounds during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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A crowd dances to live music during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Festival goers listen and dance to music during AFROPUNK at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Festival goer Iyanna James-Stephenson poses in front of the artwork of her friend, Terrea Armsting, 24, during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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Congo native, Assina Obela, 36, roams the dance floor during AFROPUNK at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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A crowd listens and dances to live music during AFROPUNK music festival at The Urban in the Historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Daniel A. Varela [email protected]

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s story was originally published May 21, 2022 4:42 PM.

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C. Isaiah Smalls II is a reporter covering race and culture for the Miami Herald. Previously, he worked for ESPN’s The Undefeated as part of their inaugural class of Rhoden Fellows. He is a graduate of both Columbia University and Morehouse College.

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