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Osibisa are a Ghanaian-British Afro-rock band founded in London in the late 1960s by four expatriate West African and three London based Caribbean musicians.
|Also known as||O-S-I-B-I-S-A, Osi Bisa, Osibisi, Osibissa, オシビサ|
|Origin||London, England and Accra, Ghana|
|Labels||MCA Records, Bronze, Island, Decca (US), Warner Bros., Red Steel, Flying Elephant, BGO|
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, Black Velvet and Noir, and were largely responsible for the establishment of world music and Afro-Rock as a marketable genre.
The original band which featured on the first three studio albums were universally known as the Beautiful Seven.