Resistance and Revolution via Means of Creative Expression:
In imagining alternatives, this will be a night of culture, creation and community, held together with sounds from the motherland, in honor and celebration of the father of Afro-beat and pioneer of Pan Africanism, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and serve as a reminder that our struggle has seen us create the most fierce and beautiful forms of resistance. Reinforcing that art must continue to propel political messages of unity and resistance.
The opening panel will include, Chuck D, Public Enemy: Artist, Sandra Izsadore: Nana Gyamfi: Pan Africanist & Founder of Justice Warriors for Black Lives. We aim to build on the spirit of resistance in Fela’s music and will discuss resistance, revolution and how it transpires through music.
The party, opening with Dance and Drumming group Shine Mawasi, will be an opportunity to enjoy, relax, let go and celebrate with community.
$20 suggested donation which includes light snacks – tix can be purchased in advance or at the door. For advance tix simply follow the ‘ticket URL’ and select “FELA KUTI: A Night of Cultural Resistance
The mission of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) is to help people dealing with poverty create & discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure they have voice, power & opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting them.