Osibisa are a Ghanaian Afro Rock 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. They were originally
signed to MCA Records.
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.
**Sunshine Day was a track originally released on the 1976 Welcome Home album on Bronze Records. It
reached No17 in the UK charts in January of the same year.
“45 years since our first UK chart hit with ’Sunshine Day', and it’s a privilege to see the Osibisa vibe still
going strong today. The band has always been a fluid collective of passionate musicians, which injects an
ever-evolving freshness to our sound. But for this new album, original member Robert Bailey, and Osibisa
Veteran, Gregg Kofi Brown, are back on board; along with some dynamic new faces and our first ever
female members. ’New Dawn’ is a diverse, dynamic collection of tracks, all underpinned by the original
Osibisa afrobeat vibe that I brought to the UK over half a century ago. I couldn’t be prouder to present this
latest evolution of Osibisa,” comments Teddy Osei.