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Showing posts with label Osibisa. Show all posts


Afro-Rock Legends Osibisa To Release “Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions” 50th Anniversary Edition On Sept. 30, 2021

Osibisa will release “Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions” 50th Anniversary Edition on Sept. 30, 2021 on Red Steel Music. Collected together for the first time, all of these carefully curated tracks were originally considered for the soundtrack to the universally acclaimed Oscar-winning Richard Linklater film “Boyhood.” The album will be preceded by the single “Sunshine Day.”

It was the relentless search for music that would translate and enhance the movie’s storyline, which led Linklater’s production team to contact the band and their producer. This proved to be an astute decision as known for their criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness, Osibisa’s oeuvre overflows with the joyful sunshine and innocence of childhood that resonates perfectly with this movie’s bold and engaging narrative.

Famously included in the movie soundtrack, big hitter “Sunshine Day” is now joined by rare recordings, remixes and live tracks some of which have never been released before and all drawn from Osibisa’s deep well of Afro-Rock recordings. They can now finally be heard on “Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions” in all their collected glory.

Watch the promotional video forSunshine Day”: 

From very humble beginnings to playing some of the world’s most prestigious venues, Osibisa remains the remarkable soundtrack to the lives of the global army of fans who cherish their distinctive sound and immersive music. Their ground-breaking eponymous debut album, produced by Tony Visconti, set the template for not only their remarkable palette of sounds but Afro-Rock as a new and emerging musical genre. Osibisa forged ahead releasing critically acclaimed albums “Woyaya” and “Heads” before universally distinguishing themselves with a riveting soundtrack to the follow-up “Superfly” film: “Superfly TNT.” Furthering their worldwide appeal, Osibisa continued to release seminal recordings with “Happy Children,” “Osibirock,” and “Welcome Home” which spawned the original much loved hit single “Sunshine Day.” Osibisa had further single chart successes with “Dance The Body Music” and “The Coffee Song” taken from their venerated “Ojah Awake” album. A milestone double live album “Black Magic Night” recorded at The Royal Festival Hall in 1977 contains live versions of songs from these studio releases.

With the band at the crossroads of its 50th anniversary, a collection of rarities, an in-depth career retrospective collection, remasters of key albums, solo works from a key founder member and a legacy of live recordings set for release, “Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions” heralds a fresh awareness in the ever-growing musical life of this unique, ground-breaking and highly influential West African, London and Caribbean band of brothers.

With hitherto unreleased recordings that were started with Teddy Osei, key members and their producer in 2015 thru 2018 currently being made ready for completion, the real Osibisa continues the true vibe for a new generation of fans who love the Afro Rock the Beautiful Seven started all those years ago. Accept no substitute.

To purchase:
“Sunshine Day: The Boyhood Sessions” (50th Anniversary Edition):

“Sunshine Day” (Boyhood Mix):

“Nkosi Sikeleli Afrika (Boyhood Mix)”:

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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA),


Osibisa Legend Gregg Kofi Brown Releases Autobiography & New CD Anthology “Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs”

London, UK - Gregg Kofi-Brown is best known for his work with seminal African funk rock pioneers Osibisa, who were one of the first, if not THE first African band to achieve popular success in the West. With conscience laden lyrics and funky afro-rhythms, Gregg has a created a multi-national musical platform with his guest artists that speaks to many people across the world. Gregg Kofi Brown was executive producer of the 2003 Evening Standard cover-mount CD give away in memory of Damilola Taylor which featured the likes of Robbie Williams, Craig David, Gorillaz, Blue and Ms.Dynamite.

Gonzo Multimedia UK has just released Gregg Kofi Brown's “Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs” anthology and will be releasing his autobiography of the same title next month! Gregg Kofi Brown has transcended many genres of music...from his ongoing collaborations with jazz drummer supreme Billy Cobham, to performing as guest guitarist with World music guitar legend Bombino, from Niger. Gregg Kofi’s recent performance on Italy's Rai 1 TV for the Epifania concert saw him singing with a 35 piece orchestra. His appearance along with an array of world music and Italian artists was the highlight of this holiday TV special.

This album, “Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs”, is an anthology of music from Gregg Kofi Browns career and contains previous unreleased songs, remixes and demos with many guest musicians and artists such as Sting guitarist Dominic Miller, Bomb da Bass, Osibisa, The cast of the Who's Tommy, The Chimes Pauline Henry, the Who's former keyboard guru John Rabbit Bundrick and Seal guitarist Gus Isidore.

Says Gregg, “My anthology album draws on the musical talents that have helped to drive my career from the beginning to the present. Great creative musicians who just happen to be my friends have contributed to this historical album such as: Dominic Miller (Sting), John Rabbit Bundrick (The Who, Free, Bob Marley), Gus Isidore (Seal), Osibisa, Kari Bannerman (Ronnie Laws, Ibibio Sound Machine), Novecento (Billy Cobham, Chaka Khan) and Pauline Henry (The Chimes) to name but a few.”

This is Gregg Kofi Brown's first career-spanning anthology and is a real treat to his many fans across the world

Chasing Rainbows
How Can I?
All The Way For You (unplugged)
Nkosi B
Open Up My Arms (unplugged)
Tender Eyes (unplugged)
This Guy
Wake Up In The Morning
Whisper In The Wind
Listening To You
Freedom's Ring (unplugged)
Summer Rain (unplugged)
Freedom's Ring (the groove mix)
Take Your Time
Tricky Situation
Perfect Rainbow (unplugged)

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The album is a companion to Gregg Kofi Brown's autobiography of the same name which covers his early career in Los Angeles and London. From his first pro tour with Joe Cocker and Eric Burdon to close encounters of a third kind in a California desert and his adventures touring the world with African rock pioneers Osibisa. His journey includes starring in hit west end productions in London, recording and touring with infamous rock bands like Hanoi Rocks and The Members.

Says Gregg, “Follow my fly on the wall look at the music scene in London and Los Angeles during the 70's, 80's and 90's. Sex, politics, murder, miracles and lots of awesome music are all part of the mix during this amazing journey! True tales of the music scene in 70's LA and 80's/90's London, with cameos from the likes of Sean Connery, Kim Wilde, Isaac Hayes, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon, Elton John, Peter Green, Billy Cobham, Osibisa, Salif Keita, Pete Townshend, Youssou N'Dour, Fela Kuti, Lauryn Hill, Sting, Damon Albarn & Des'ree. A murder in LA, a close encounter in the desert, a miracle in Africa, an epiphany in London and a number one hit in the USA. A cultural journey. A great holiday read.”

At the beginning of this account of his fascinating life he writes: “My life in the music and entertainment industry has always had its entry point on several cascading levels. That is to say the various opportunities that have availed themselves to me have forced me to wear many hats on a daily basis. Whether it's supporting Jimmy Cliff at a festival in Vienna or teaching a music theory class in London, I am blessed to be working in a business I enjoy.”

Follow him on the journey of a lifetime...

For more information:

Gregg Kofi Brown's official website:

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA),