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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.73 | 60 ratings

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5 stars Nowadays Osibisa would probably be lumped into the world music category, but back in 1971 there was nothing quite like it. With a mix of African, Caribbean, jazz and rock sounds, the band presented a fresh spirited sound that was exciting, adventuresome, mysterious and well played. We were treated to the spirit of "criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness". The album art, by Roger Dean, also added to the aura. The cover depicts winged elephants that reflect the African roots of the music, and suggests music that is heavy but also able to soar. There was much good music in the early 70s, and Osibisa was up there with the best of it.
DocB | 5/5 |


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