Preview: Osibisa @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Wednesday 30th September 2020)
After months and months of “virtual” events, we are more than thrilled to finally restart writing about a “physical” one featuring a good and proper institution of the UK scene celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Since the mid-50’s, Teddy Osei has spread the Ghanaian highlife bug far and wide, but it’s possibly with his London move in 1962 and the inception of Osibisa that he found his true dimension as a Pan-African music Ambassador.
Osibisa are indeed one of the most renowned Afro-fusion bands in the world. Throughout their five-decade-long story, the band has become a true example and embodiment of the African diaspora music, shaping its sound not only on styles originating in the African continent, but also the Caribbean, Latin America and the US, constantly enriching their musical offerings with an upbeat and dancy attitude.
Even if you might not be able to stand up, dance and get wild as it could have happened in the good old pre-Covid times, join Osibisa at the Jazz Café for their 50th Anniversary celebration, and you will still fully revel in the rhythmic drive of some African music authorities.
Tickets for 2, 3, 4 and 6-seater tables are available HERE
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