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Beat The (African) Drums For Osibisa

Profile by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 22 August 1970

IT MAY BE that, having endured the painfully stilted and emotionally lukewarm playing of most rock drummers for the last decade, audiences are waking up ...

Meet the Band: Osibisa

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 27 March 1971

AS AUDIENCES get cooler — almost listening to music has now become a kind of intellectual exercise — it is good to see a group ...


Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 24 April 1971

PEACE AND brotherhood, truth and happiness. These are words which crop up constantly in conversations with Osibisa, the creeds by which they attempt to live ...

Osibisa Swing From the Jungle

Interview by David Hughes, Disc and Music Echo, 29 May 1971

OSIBISA – the name is now on the lips of everyone just as we prophesied. The criss-cross rhythms are exploding with happiness right across the ...

The More Successful You Get, The More Equipment You Get, So Teams Are Needed To Get Everything From Place To Place

Report and Interview by Ian Dove, Billboard, 6 November 1971


Little Feat, Osibisa: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 1972

FEW INDEED are the groups whose emergence has been heralded by more glowing reviews than Little Feat. It's my guess, though, that few indeed who ...

The Black-Latin-Jazz-Rock-Vocal Bands

Profile by Vernon Gibbs, Soul Sounds, November 1972

THERE SEEMS to be a definite increase of interest among young Black and Third World musicians, who are either not technically equipped or deeply enough ...

Black 'Woodstock': A Violent Fiasco

Report by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 1 September 1973

IT COULD have been the biggest event of the summer. For many of us trapped in the iron heart of the city, it promised to ...

Osibisa Reborn

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 16 February 1974

HAPPY CHILDREN – maybe. Realistic and dedicated musicians – certainly. For beneath the jolly image of Osibisa, there beat sensitive hearts. ...

Osibisa: Osibrock

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 11 January 1975

IT'S JUST ANOTHER of the great Woodstock fallacies. Let's face it, aside from the Who, Havens, and lovable John B. Sebastian it was those nice ...

Osibisa: Welcome Home

Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 31 January 1976

Too many holiday brochures getting you down – let some real sun into your home... ...

Osibisa: Welcome Home

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 27 March 1976

NICE TO SEE Osibisa back in the news and making some chart action after a difficult spell when it seemed they had lost their grip ...

Osibisa: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 24 April 1976

ONLY CRITICAL SNOBBERY could deny Osibisa the distinction of having played one of the finest sets I have seen this side of Christmas. On this ...

Osibisa: Ojah Awake

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 20 November 1976

WHEN I sat upon my mother's knee during the years of austerity, being spoon-fed National Health bubble and squeak, and listening to the Light Programme, ...

Lloyd Bradley: Sounds Like London

Book Review by Greg Wilson,, 9 October 2013

JUST FINISHED a captivating and, to my mind, long-overdue book, which covers the history of black music in the capital spanning (almost) 100 years, the ...


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