Bonobo featuring Szjerdene at SummerStage in Central Park 7/13/14. Photography by Craig Carpenter

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monad777 asked:

Peace ! Dope pictures! Im curious to know if we're related. My last name is Carpenter aswell.

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Thanks, man. Where is your family from? The Carpenters in my family originate in Atlantic City, NJ.

Jean Grae performing during AfroPunk Fest 2013. Photography by Craig Carpenter

Saul Williams backstage during AfroPunk Fest 2013. Photography by Craig Carpenter

Taylor McFerrin performing his album release show at Bushwick’s Lot 45 with Giant Step and Red Bull Sound Select. Photography by Craig Carpenter.

Black Coffee performing during Central Park SummerStage, 6/15/14, presented by OkayAfrica. Photography by Craig Carpenter

Legendary salsero, Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound performing at Central Park SummerStage, 6/14/14, as part of the Fania Records 50th Anniversary Celebration Series. Photography by Craig Carpenter.

Little Louie Vega and Josh Milan of Elements of Life at Central Park Summerstage 6/14/14. Photography by Craig Carpenter

Mélissa Leveaux performing at the Global Beats Festival 6/13/14. Photography by Craig Carpenter

Janelle Monae performing at The Roots Picnic, 2014. Photography by Craig Carpenter.