Osibisa at Trading Boundaires

Friday -
Trading Boundaires Live
Sheffield Green

We are delighted to announce that Osibisa will be performing at Trading Boundaries for the very first time this December!

Famed for their 1975 hit single 'Sunshine Day', the band have released 17 studio albums since their self titled debut in 1971. To this day the Osibisa logo and 'flying elephants' album covers remain some of Roger Dean's most iconic imagery.

Formed in London in 1969 by three Ghanaian and three Caribbean musicians, Osibisa played a central role in developing an awareness of African music among European and North American audiences in the 70s and were largely responsible for the establishment of world music as a marketable genre.

The Ghanaian founder members of Osibisa – Teddy Osel (saxaphone), Sol Amarfio (drums) and Mac Tontah, Teddy’s brother (trumpet) – were seasoned members of the Accra highlife scene before they moved to London to launch their attack on the world stage. Osel and Amarfio had played in the Star Gazers, a top Ghanaian highlife band, before setting up the Comets, who scored a large West African hit with their 1958 single ‘Pete, Pete’.

Osibisa brought dancing back to the rock scene with their criss-cross African rhythms and established themselves as firm favourites with festival fans in the UK and throughout Europe. Osibisa brought a breath of fresh air to the concert goers, where audiences could get up and join in the excitement generated by this high energy band.

With our current Roger Dean exhibition running until Dec 8th at Trading Boundaries, this is the first time ever there has been an opportunity to see the band alongside some of the original album artwork.