'Obiaa!' means 'Everybody!'. Tracks include the modern parables 'Onfa Nkosi Hwee' warning against arrogance and 'Odo Ankasa' about the value of real love and trust as well as a great new cover of Thomas' Afro-disco favourite 'Yamona'. 'Playing highlife around the world taught us what we had to do to move our sound forward,' continues Ben. While simultaneously looking back towards the classic days of highlife and forward to a fresh revival of the guitar band sound, this album cements Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band's position at the pinnacle of modern African music.
Format / 2 x LP
Label / Strut
Cat No / STRUT201LP
Genre / International Country & Blues
Release date / 4 October 2019