Pan African Art Society is led by its director, Philip Ambrose Klinogo (Artist name: PK Ambrose). The company is a management/booking agency and specialises in music and events, management, production and representation of Artists.
Philip, is based in London and a native of Ghana, a West African country famous for its natural resources and the famous music genre called Hi-Life which is believed to be origin of Jazz and Rock ’N’ Roll.
His affiliation with the music and arts industry began at age nine when he was in Achimota school where music was a compulsory academic programme. This was a preamble to his eventual admission to the prestigious Rev John-Teye Memorial Institute also noted for its musical pedigree and academics.
While at Rev John-Teye, he performed with the school band during academic term activities including ensemble performance and the organisation of school concerts and entertainment events until his graduation. Philip gained early band experience by numerous tours the school embarked on of which he was privileged to be included. His great foundation would eventually serve him in the university where he studied Accounting.
He has toured as a Bassplayer and musical Director for various established artists such as Jazz pianist Ed Bentley, Greg Osby, Constant Boty, Grammy Award winner Oran Erkin, Grammy Nominee Benito Gonzalez and the legendary power house band Osibisa, whom he is still touring with.
Through his involvement with the artist management company Base Empire and Global Carnivals, he has worked on projects such as ‘London Shutdown Festival’, ‘One Africa Music Festival’, Nigeria Independence celebration, Ghana Party in the Park, Ghana Music Awards, World on the Green Festival, etc.
Philip was the bassplayer and Musical Director of one of the world’s most well-known African bands, Osibisa.
Osibisa is a British Afrobeat band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B and highlife.
Osibisa were the most successful and longest-lived of the African-heritage bands in London, alongside such contemporaries as Assagai, Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, Demon Fuzz, and Noir, and were largely responsible for the establishment of world music as a marketable genre.
Osibisa in Jazz Cafe
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