Venezuelan band ANANTA was formed in London, UK by Ilan Chester and the brothers Jorge and Charly Spiteri in the late 70's. They were joined by Mark Francis, Patrick Bernard and Dave Early .
Probably most already know their first 2 albums, which have some really tasty passages of symphonic style progressive with hints of the South American style but mostly based on standard US/Genesis-inspired prog, like North Star. But I was surprised to see they also released a cassette in 1982 which was different, upbeat and funky-disco in parts, amazingly well-written in terms of songs. The opener, Watch it go:
As a whole I found this hugely enjoyable actually.
Now consider Behind the Mask from the first album from 1978:
That classic prog sound is so delicious.