OSIBISA: Q&A

Q1: What does Osibisa mean? The name Osibisa was described in lyrics, album notes and interviews as meaning “criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness” but it actually comes from “osibisaba” the Fante word for highlife. Q2: What does Woyaya mean? Woyaya means “we keep going” in a Ghanaian language called Ga.

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ELKIE BROOKS: Q&A batch #1

Q: WHERE IS SHE NOW? Born in Salford, singer Elkie Brooks was discovered aged just 15 by showbiz impresario Don Arden. She fronted Vinegar Joe with Robert Palmer, and after going solo, became one of the UK’s biggest-selling artists. and she lives in north Devon and has two sons. Q: HER EARLY CAREER and VINEGAR […]

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YUSUF ISLAM: Q&A

Born in London, Yusuf Islam, 66, began his career as Cat Stevens and became a star in the 1970s with songs such as Morning Has Broken and Moonshadow. In 1977, he converted to Islam and left the music business to concentrate on his family and charity work. He began recording again in 2006; his latest […]

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RANDY NEWMAN: Q&A: ‘I try to shut up, but I can’t’

Previously published: Martin Chilton writes: Randy Newman is touring the UK this month and has a new album out next year. In additional extracts from a recent interview with the 71-year-old Oscar-winning songwriter, Martin Chilton presents 10 answers to questions about music. Please click HERE to continue

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