• OSIBISA - Osibisa LP
1971 JAPAN PRESS (MCA 5077)
NO OBI STRIP INCLUDED. COMES WITH INSERT
MEDIA COND. : VG+ / SLEEVE COND. : GOOD +
MINOR TORN PARTS ON HARD GATEFOLD COVER, BUT STILL IN A GOOD SHAPE
Osibisa are a Ghanaian Afrobeat band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B. Osibisa were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the establishment of world music as a marketable genre. Their style influenced many of the emerging African musicians of the time and even now
Osibisa's self-titled album opened up their unique blend of African and Western styled music to a wider audience, charting in both the U.S. and Europe. Produced by Tony Visconti, Osibisa's extraordinary merger of African drum beats, colorful rhythms, and rock-inspired keyboard and horn parts give it an expansive sound that infuses countless musical influences. Even the melodies take bits of rhythm & blues and modern rock and affix them to the accompanying percussion beats to come up with a contemporary feel with an avant-garde atmosphere Artworks by Roger Dean.
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