Category Africa Oye Festival

Sona Jobarteh, Randy Valentine and Damily announced for Africa Oyé 2016

Sona Jobarteh, Randy Valentine and Damily announced for Africa Oyé 2016

Africa Oyé 2016

Africa Oyé, the UK’s biggest free festival of music and culture from Africa and the Diaspora, has revealed three more acts that will grace the Sefton Park stage in Liverpool this summer.

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a West African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. She has modernised the presentation of Kora music bringing a rhythmic edge to her compositions that fits her remarkable voice.

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Versatile singer / songwriter/ producer  Randy Valentine hails from the countryside of Clarendon in Jamaica...

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Africa Oye Reveals First Acts For 2016 Festival In Sefton Park

Africa Oye Reveals First Acts For 2016 Festival In Sefton Park

Africa Oye

Africa Oye, the UK’s biggest free festival of music and culture from Africa and the Diaspora, will grace Sefton Park once again this summer and organisers have unveiled the first 3 acts of a globally acclaimed line-up for the event.

The first reveal includes DR Congo’s genre-bending Mbongwana Star, Ghanian highlife legend Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band and up-and-coming Tanzanian street rumba group, Ifa Band.

Now in its 24th year, Africa Oye attracted record crowds of around 80,000 in 2015 to the two-day, family friendly city event, and the festival team are excited to reveal the first 3 acts for this year’s celebration.

Mbongwana Star are composed of former members of Congolese stars, Staff Benda Bilili...

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Save The Date – Africa Oyé 2016 returns – 18th & 19th June

Save The Date - Africa Oyé 2016 returns - 18th & 19th June

Africa Oyé 2016

The UK’s largest FREE celebration of African music and culture
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2016
Sefton Park, Liverpool
FREE Entry

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‘This isn’t just the largest festival of African and Caribbean music in Britain, it’s the best’
The Sunday Times

“The greatest musical and cultural event of Liverpool’s year, every year”
A Sense Of Place

Oyé is a chance to relish Afro culture in an unlikely setting – and all for free!
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After attracting crowds of 80,000 people across the event’s weekend last year, Africa Oye returns to Sefton Park for its 24th festival of African and Caribbean music and culture this June.

The Liverpool institution will once again bring together the finest artists, traders and workshops for a weekend of eclectic festivities on ...

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Africa Oye 2015: All You Need To Know Ahead Of The Weekend

Africa Oye 2015: All You Need To Know Ahead Of The Weekend

Africa Oye 2015

The stage is up, the sun is out and the final preparations for Africa Oye 2015 are underway! This weekend, musicians, dancers, DJs, traders and festival-goers from all around the world will descend upon Sefton Park for two days of celebration.Africa Oye 2015: All You Need To Know Ahead Of The Weekend
If you’re planning to join us this weekend, then below is all the information you should need! And don’t forget, you can download this year’s Festival Brochure for free at tinyurl.com/Oye2015Brochure

Main Stage Acts

On the main stage, Soul supremo Omar will headline the Saturday of the event, preceded by one of East Africa’s most exciting new bands – Sarabi – performing for the first time ever in the UK.

Reggae icon Frankie Paul is set to close proceedings on the Sunday after...

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Africa Oyé announces DJ line-up for Trenchtown at this year’s festival

Africa Oyé announces DJ line-up for Trenchtown

Africa Oyé announces DJ line-up for Trenchtown

The Trenchtown DJ area returns to this year’s Africa Oye, featuring DJs including Fila Brazilia co-founder Steve Cobby (pictured), Banana Hill, Truth & Lies and a host of Liverpool’s finest – including No Fakin’, One A Penny, Rich Furness and Bernie Connor on the decks.

The two-day DJ programme features the region’s best Afro-centric selectors, as well as DJ’s playing tracks from all corners of the globe.  The area will be hosted by Beaten Tracks – Liverpool-based collective and longtime supporters of the festival. Steve Cobby is one half of electronica stalwarts Fila Brazilia who formed in 1990 – going on to remix artists as diverse as Black Uhuru and Radiohead...
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Africa Oyé announces DJ line-up for Trenchtown at this year's festival

Africa Oyé announces DJ line-up for Trenchtown

Africa Oyé announces DJ line-up for Trenchtown

The Trenchtown DJ area returns to this year’s Africa Oye, featuring DJs including Fila Brazilia co-founder Steve Cobby (pictured), Banana Hill, Truth & Lies and a host of Liverpool’s finest – including No Fakin’, One A Penny, Rich Furness and Bernie Connor on the decks.

The two-day DJ programme features the region’s best Afro-centric selectors, as well as DJ’s playing tracks from all corners of the globe.  The area will be hosted by Beaten Tracks – Liverpool-based collective and longtime supporters of the festival. Steve Cobby is one half of electronica stalwarts Fila Brazilia who formed in 1990 – going on to remix artists as diverse as Black Uhuru and Radiohead...
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