Analog music is as good as analog photography!

Credits: elvismartinezsmith

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.

Credits: elvismartinezsmith

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 :)

Credits: elvismartinezsmith

You may listen to the music on our Myspace page:

or follow us on Facebook here:!/pages/CC-les-Freres-Smith/109202769122118

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


  1. kontrast
    kontrast ·

    Woahh!!! I love afrobeat... My favourite bands are Kokolo and Antibalas. I'll definitely drop by to listen to your guys stuff. BTW nice pics!

  2. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    coool :) Yes Antibalas & Kokolo are heavy warriors of modern afrobeat!
    if you want to discover afrobeat bands all over the world I've listed many of them here:



  3. i_am_four-eyes
    i_am_four-eyes ·

    " One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain " ( I didn't say ) but Bob Marley ( he said the quote ) ; ) Btw, very well-written article! Cool ! I shall check it out ! : )

  4. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    good one :). Bob Marley is so universal!!