The band I discovered when I was 13yo (at the same time as Art Blakey), that made me an African Music & Jazz lover…
Osibisa is a British Afro-pop band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African (Ghana) and three Caribbean musicians. Osibisa were one of the first African heritage bands to become widely popular, leading to claims of founding World Music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osibisa I discovered Osibisa when I was a teen, and this band is the origin […]
Leader Stanley Todd Kwesi assembled a monster ensemble of musicians from the Ghana Arts Council, intending to form a new Afro-Rock group that would be more traditional & African in sound, and hopefully surpass Osibisa in popularity (alas it was not to be). (via Discogs) Languta Kaa Ye Oya Adade Yei Baa Gbe Wolo Patience […]
This song is a cover of Osibisa’s Fire. Here’s a live version with Teddy Osei in 2015.
The African Beat is a jazz album released by Art Blakey and The Afro-Drum Ensemble in November 1962 on Blue Note Records. Art Blakey described it as the first opportunity he had to work with drummers from Africa; as a blend of American jazz with the traditional rhythms and tonal colors in the percussion of […]