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D'Addario has partnered with AFROPUNK for this year’s Brooklyn Battle of the Bands.

The company will be supplying strings and gear to finalists, semi-finalists, and the grand prize winner. Prize packages will also include NYXL strings, D’Addario Accessories, and custom Evans drumheads. In addition, D’Addario staff will participate as judges of the contest.

"We are very excited to work with D’Addario. This partnership is more than just a sponsorship,” said Jocelyn Cooper, partner at AFROPUNK. “Our top sixteen are the best in our community and D’Addario strings, Evans drumheads, and Promark drumsticks are the best in the world.Together we are able to help young bands realize their dreams, and support musicianship, innovation, diversity, and ideas.”

"D'Addario is a strong believer in the power of music and supporting musicians both locally and around the world,” said Jeffrey Kaye, director of artist relations. “AfroPunk brings a fresh voice to the performance community and we’re proud to be a part of the initiative that broke incredible bands like Tang and the Bangas and Unlocking the Truth.”

The D'Addario Brooklyn Battle of the Bands will take place from July 26 to 29 at the Knitting Factory, and the final round will be held on August 11. The winner will have the chance to play at the AfroPunk Festival on August 26-27. 



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