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BESSA SIMONS SHOWCASES OSIBISA

Students of the University of Education, Winneba and the University of Cape Coast will have an opportunity to experience firsthand, what made the Afro-pop group Osibisa the greatest African band of all time. This will happen when the founder and leader of Osibisa Teddy Osei teams up with ace musician Bessa Simons, onetime keyboardist with Osibisa to present two workshops and musical performances dubbed “Going Global with your music – The Osibisa Experience with Bessa Simons.”

The workshops and performances are part of a project conceived by Bessa Simons to share the lessons from the Osibisa conquest of the world with students of music and other musicians interested in learning from the Osibisa experience.

The project involves Bessa Simons and a member of Osibisa taking the students through the work of Osibisa, their work ethics and other experiences worthy of emulation.

The musical concert after the workshop will involve De Maestros Gh also known as the Winds Band and New Standard Group (NSG) an afrobeat group comprising students of the Department of Music Education the School of Creative Arts of the University of Education, Winneba.

The first seminar of the project took place at the University of Ghana, School of Performing Arts last year and featured Osibisa founding member and drummer Sol Amarfio.

Osibisa was formed by Teddy Osei along with his brother Mac Tontoh and friend Sol Amarfio. The group had numerous hits and won numerous awards while touring extensively globally and played twice in Ghana during the seventies.

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