Afroman isn’t a run of the mill, put the beat on and go, sort of rapper. Live musical instruments are often incorporated throughout his performances.
By William J. Berkenshire
Just outside of Orlando, and in-between (both titular and physically) Daytona and Deltona, lies DeLand. The area, just an exit or two past Cassadaga, is arguably the quaintest little city in the state. It has a few humble claims to fame, however, most notably Stetson University and a wonderful historic district featuring rows of mom & pop shops.
For those who’ve been out of touch with the rap game for the last 20 years, Afroman is a legend who quite literally made his way to the top with these words – “Colt 45, two zig-zags, baby that’s all we need” (Malt liquor and marijuana cigarettes, respectively). Sounds like a good time to me, and you’ll be having a great time if you catch his show on April 5th at Cafe DaVinci.
Afroman isn’t a run of the mill, put the beat on and go, sort of rapper. Live musical instruments are often incorporated throughout his performances. Afroman himself even breaks out his own six string Fender Strat to play a few Blues licks at every concert.
It’s also difficult to not have a good time at Cafe DaVinci, which is undoubtedly the best nightlife spot in DeLand. Technically speaking, Cafe DaVinci features three stages, a testament to just how huge it is. Multiple inside and outside bars, lights stream from trees, tasty food trucks, DaVinci’s got it all.
Take the trip and make a day out of it. With landmarks like Cassadaga and De Leon Springs right around the corner, followed by a kickin concert in the evening, it’s hard to conjure a better way to spend a Thursday.
Willard J Berkenshire has been a lover of music since his brother introduced him to Roxy Music. The rest, as they say, is history. Berkenshire attained his degree in hospitality, and played steel drums throughout college in various island themed restaurants. Berkenshire has a wife, and one soon to be son, Ronald.