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Reggae star Max Romeo added to Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary festival line-up

Reggae star Max Romeo added to Africa Oyé's 25th Anniversary festival line-up

Africa Oyé has added roots reggae legend, Max Romeo to their 25th Anniversary festival line-up this June.

The Jamaican star, who has had top 10 hits across Europe and has been sampled by the likes of Jay Z and The Prodigy, will join the Sefton Park celebrations following the news that Julian Marley has sadly had to cancel his European dates this year following a car accident.

Max Romeo’s storied career took off when he signed a contract with Bunny Lee, one of the biggest producers of his time in Jamaica in the 60s. Hits such as Chase The Devil lead to international success and to performances across the world.

After joining forces with producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Romeo’s style evolved from a typically Jamaican ska towards to a more “pop” reggae that he still delivers at present.

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Africa Oyé reveals Merseyside acts for ‘Oyé Introduces’ at 25th Anniversary

Africa Oyé reveals Merseyside acts for 'Oyé Introduces' at 25th Anniversary

Africa Oyé has announced the Merseyside talent that will be showcased in the ‘Oyé Introduces’ portion of this year’s 25th Anniversary festival.

Launched in 2015, ‘Oyé Introduces’ will see local talent kick off both days of the festival, giving some of the area’s brightest artists the chance to share the stage with the ever-eclectic international Oyé line-up.

Nutribe & Butcha B come to the festival as part of COLLECTA, self-described as ‘da wickedest’ multi-disciplinary arts collective in the UK’, creating works of music, dance, photography, film and more.

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Having all attended the festival over the years as kids growing up and with their parents being some of the brains behind Oyé’s spiritual ancestor, Wor...

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Africa Oyé add Black Prophet and Daby Touré to Anniversary festival lineup

Africa Oyé add Black Prophet and Daby Touré to Anniversary festival lineup

Ghanian reggae star, Black Prophet and Mauritanian singer-songwriter Daby Touré have been added to Africa Oyé‘s 25th Anniversary festival line-up.

Following the addition of Julian Marley to the bill, the UK’s largest FREE celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture, taking place on 17th and 18th June in Liverpool’s Sefton Park, has now strengthened its reggae representation with Ghana’s own Black Prophet.

Returning to Liverpool after an acclaimed set at Oyé in 2013, Prophet describes himself as an ‘African roots rock reggae singer/songwriter’ from Accra, and his music is a mixture of  traditional percussion blended with elements of Jamaican Reggae and a hint of rock.

He has been influenced by the music of his time growing up in Ghana and sings in African dialects Tw...

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Grammy winning Dobet Gnahoré and Angolan icon Bonga head to Africa Oyé

Grammy winning Dobet Gnahoré and Angolan icon Bonga head to Africa Oyé

Africa Oyé – 25th Anniversary Festival
Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
12:30pm – 9:30pm both days / Admission: FREE

Funded by Arts Council England & Liverpool City Council

Africa Oyé have added two of the festival’s finest alumni to their 25th Anniversary line-up ahead of the celebrations in June.

The first of the two newly announced acts returning to Sefton Park this summer is Ivorian singer, dancer, musician and Grammy-winner, Dobet Gnahoré.

Dobet, who first played the Liverpool festival back in 2005, sings in a range of African languages and covers a whole host of styles, including Congolese Rumba, Ivory Coast Ziglibiti, Cameroon Bikoutsi and Ghanian High-Life.

Joining her in this latest reveal is Angolan icon, Bonga, who played Oyé in 2011...

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