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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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Africa Oyé announces North West talent to be showcased at this year’s festival

Africa Oyé announces North West talent to be showcased at this year's festival

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Africa Oyé has announced the North West talent that will be showcased in the ‘Oyé Introduces’ portion of this year’s Liverpool festival.

Introduced for the first time at last year’s event, ‘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.

Mamadou & The Super Libidor Band are fronted by Mamadou Diaw; a singer, composer and master drummer from Senegal, specialising in a style of music that mixes jazz, funk, and Senegalese mbalax. Before first coming to Europe in the 90s, Mamadou toured Africa extensively as kit player extraordinaire with some of West Africa’s most popular musicians of the day...

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