Friday, July 6 – Fela Kuti T-shirt Release Party
Death by Pop
1844 Winter Park Road
free admission, $23 for T-shirt
For those not familiar with Afrobeat, the name Fela Kuti probably doesn’t mean much. Known as the creator of the Afrobeat genre, Kuti was a Nigerian composer and rousing human rights activist in the 1970s. Similarly, local party-rockers Lazy Afternoon, a group of Orlando DJs (headed up by Jonathan Santino and Daniel Venegas), seek to “unify a community of music and art aficionados to fight ‘the good fight’ against pop culture.” They’ve teamed up with graphic designer Brandon Williams (aka BrandNu) to produce a commemorative T-shirt in Kuti’s honor. The Lazy Afternoon team – DJs Y-Not, LT Smash, Kittybat, Danny_Gram, Spreadsheets – spin Afrobeat rhythms, while $1 from each T-shirt sale ($23) will be donated to the Hope and Help Center, an AIDS outreach group in Orlando. (Kuti lost his battle with AIDS in 1997.) What better way to memorialize a legend than by screen-printing his mug on a T-shirt? Just show a little respect, will ya, and wash the thing once the pit stains set in? – Aimee Vitek
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.