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Genres: Pop, Reggae/Ska, World

Osibisa is a British Afro-pop band, founded in London in 1969 by three Ghnaian and three Caribbean musicians; their music brought about an awareness of African music that had not yet reached European and North American audiences. Osibisa were one of the first bands to make African music widely popular. The founding band members consisted of Teddy Osel (saxophone), Sol Amarfio (drums), and Osel's brother Mac Tontoh (trumpet). All three founding members were prominent musicians in their home country and in popular well known bands, “The Comets” and “The Star Gazers.' 1962 Osel moved to London to study music on a scholarship from the Ghanaian government. In 1964 he formed Cat's Paw, an ea... Continue Bio >>


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