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THE BIRTH OF OSIBISA

In Ghana in the 1950s, Teddy Osei, Sol Amarfio, Mamon Shareef, and Farhan Freere played in a band called The Star Gazers.


They left to form The Comets, with Osei's brother Mac Tontoh on trumpet, and scored a hit in West Africa with their 1958 song "(I feel) Pata Pata."


In 1962, Osei moved to London to study music on a scholarship from the Ghanaian government. In 1964, he formed Cat's Paw, an early "world music" band that combined highlife, rock, and soul. In 1969, he persuaded Amarfio and Tontoh to join him in London, and Osibisa was born.


Osibisa were the most successful and longest lived of the African-heritage bands in London and they were largely responsible for the establishment of world music and Afro rock as a marketable genre.


Among some of the beautiful songs were;

  1. Woyaya - 1971

  2. Happy Children - 1973

  3. Welcom Home - 1975

  4. Celebration - 1980

Only to mention few. You can always check their songs out and i know you will love it.


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