Afrobeat music was created in the 60s by Fela Kuti. It’s kind of a mix between funk in a James Brown style, mixed together with traditional highlife african music.
No machines there, but a wide orchestra made of 10 to 15 musicians, only with analog instruments, drums, african percussions, bass, guitars, heavy horn section, keyboard and occasionnally vocals.
these guys are my second family, we share a lot together. The band is 10 years old, we’ve gone through lots of adventures together and I can’t imagine my life without it, just like Lomography :)
Unfortunately I don’t have Lomo pics of the band live in concert (as I’m on stage hehe) but I’m always eager to take pics of these crazy boys when I can, on tour, in rehearse or just before a gig, and with nutcases like them it’s always a success :)
You may listen to the music on our Myspace page:
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As Fela said… “Music is the weapon of the future!”
Reminds me little bit of a slogan saying “The future is analog”… huum where does that come from??? ;)
written by elvismartinezsmith on 2010-11-10