KING KUTI: Father Of Afrobeat - Retro Ringer Tee


KING KUTI: Father of Afrobeat Retro Ringer Tee


Liner Notes:

We're "Felabrating" the legendary Nigerian-born Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti with our KING KUTI: The Father of Afrobeat tee. This clean, meticulous illustration is the 2nd illustration by our graphic collaborator DJ Rahdu of

With this retro ringer tee we're remembering one of Africa's most influential public figures in music, politics and pop culture. The singer, musician, political and human rights activist recorded dozens of albums during his very influential and challenging career. Fela Kuti not only pioneered the musical style of Afrobeat (a fusion of jazz, funk, Ghanaian/Nigerian highlife, psychedelic rock and traditional West African chants and rhythms), he was an outspoken critic of of the Nigerian government, the corrupt officials and the mistreatment of Nigerian citizens.
Through album re-issues, stage plays, documentary films and annual dance party/festival celebrations newer generations worldwide will continue to be introduced to the legacy of Fela Kuti.

"If you're playing music and people don't feel something, you're not doing shit."
- Fela Kuti

100% pre-shrunk combed ring-spun cotton*
4.5 oz
Contrast color binding at neck and sleeves
Double-needle stitched bottom hem
* Heather Grey is 90% cotton/10% polyester. Other Heather colors are 35% cotton/65% polyester.

Available In:
Heather Grey

Wash and Care: Wash shirts inside out with like colors. Tumble dry low. DO NOT iron design.

The iconic ringer t-shirt is a premium quality, soft unisex tee and fits like a well-loved favorite.

Size Specifications:

Body Length (inches)
S = 27 1/2
M = 28 3/4
L = 29 3/4
XL = 30 3/4
2XL = 32

Body Width (inches)
S = 18
M = 20
L = 22
XL = 24
2XL = 26