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Fort Greene Festival Rocks The Park

An outpouring of love for Brooklyn's native son, Mos Def, from a sea of revellers at Saturday's outdoor concert.

For the hundreds who turned out Saturday in Fort Greene Park, the day couldn't have been more perfect.  

In a display of what makes Brooklyn practically its own unique planet, the rocked through the day and into the night with an outdoor concert headlined by Bed Stuy's own . 

For those who missed out — and for festivalgoers looking to relive the magic — check out our video of the full day's happenings.

Net Lag Oner June 27, 2011 at 11:31 AM
A memorable and fantastic day!
James Golden June 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM
For those of us living near the park, these unnecessarily loud, long concerts are torture. The park is small, there is not enough space or vegetation for sound buffering, and this venue is not appropriate for a small neighborhood. Don't assume these events are universally liked. You have other readers with other points of view.
Brandon June 27, 2011 at 01:21 PM
http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/26/dtg_fortgreenefestlie_2011_6_24_bk.html The promoter of this Saturday’s Fort Greene Festival cheated a retired schoolteacher out of thousands of dollars in proceeds from last year’s festival that was supposed to be set aside in honor of her dead son, the woman claims. Mattie Turner says that Peter Tulloch, the festival’s creator, promised to collect cash at last year’s event for a scholarship honoring her son Ajile Turner — cousin of do-gooder rapper Common — but after a year, she hasn’t seen a dime. In fact, she’s out $1,000 herself because Tulloch reneged on his promise, she said. At last year’s concert, Turner took the stage to hand local college student Devon Fuentes-Jett a giant $1,000 check to pay for his books and expenses — a stipend that was supposed to be funded by the festival’s profits. Instead it came from Turner’s bank account. But that didn’t stop Tulloch from touting his contributions to the Ajile Turner Foundation in this year’s promotional material — though some references to the foundation were removed from Tulloch’s website after Turner sent a “cease-and-desist” letter in April. “I’m not trying to harm him, but Ajile meant the world to me and I won’t have this foundation destroyed,” said Turner, who lives in Cincinnati. Read the full story at Brooklynpaper.com
Corey June 27, 2011 at 01:50 PM
@james: i suggest you move somewhere a little more clam then, try park slope.
Adam Wilson June 27, 2011 at 05:57 PM
I wish I could have been there, it sounds great
Kordero June 27, 2011 at 11:27 PM
Mos Def turned it out!!!! Good times in the park, love the shot of the kids dancing!

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