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Osibisa

Osibisa is a British 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 and highlife.

Osibisa were the most successful and longest lived of the African-heritage bands in London, alongside such contemporaries as Assagai, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, Demon Fuzz, and Noir, and were largely responsible for the establishment of world music as a marketable genre.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1969

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1970 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 15893 11/29/1971 Beautiful 7 Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15894 11/29/1971 Y sharp Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15895 11/29/1971 Spirits up above Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15896 11/29/1971 Survival Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15897 11/29/1971 Move on Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15898 11/29/1971 Rabiato Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15899 11/29/1971 W'yaya Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15924 3/31/1971 Music for gong gong Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15925 1/6/1972 Woyaya Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 15926 11/29/1971 Woyaya Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 16011 1972 Move on Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 16012 1972 Survival Osibisa Performer  
Decca L 16061 Survival Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1463 3/31/1971 The dawn Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1464 3/31/1971 Music for gong gong Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1465 3/31/1971 Ayiko bia Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1466 3/31/1971 Akwaaba Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1467 3/31/1971 Oranges Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1468 3/31/1971 Phallus C Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1469 3/31/1971 Think about the people Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1667 06/00/1972 Wango wango Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1668 06/00/1972 Agord Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1669 June 1970 [Unknown title(s)] Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1670 June 1972 Wango wango Osibisa Performer  
Decca LN 1671 June 1972 Ana-bo Osibisa Performer  
(Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Osibisa," accessed September 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108060.

Osibisa. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108060.

"Osibisa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108060

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