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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.

‘Da Raaw’ Nutribe & Butcha B [NuffRespectz EP2]

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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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Julian Marley to play Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary Festival

Julian Marley to play Africa Oyé's 25th Anniversary Festival

The Grammy-nominated reggae star heads up the latest wave of artists, with Diabel Cissokho and HAJAmadagascar also added to the festival line-up.

The UK’s largest FREE celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture will be headlined by reggae royalty this June as Julian Marley is set to close the festival weekend out in style.

Marley will play hits like “Boom Draw”, “Systems”, “Lemme Go” and “Violence in the Streets” along with a selection of his father’s iconic songs, complete with his band The Uprising, in Liverpool’s Sefton Park this June.

Described as the ‘jewel in Liverpool’s festival crown’ (Bido Lito!), Africa Oyé has always prided itself on a strong reggae representation in their line-ups, and this year – their 25th anniversary – is certainly no exception...

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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 first acts for 25th Anniversary festival

Africa Oyé announces first acts for 25th Anniversary festival

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 returns to Sefton Park this summer for an extra special occasion; celebrating 25 years of bringing the best talent Africa and the Diaspora have to offer to the UK. To mark the occasion, Oyé have invited an eclectic mix of top artists from over the years to return to Liverpool for an unforgettable weekend of music and culture.

Leading the anniversary celebrations in June will be festival alumni Dizzy Mandjeku & Odemba OK Jazz All-Stars, Jupiter & Okwess International and Mokoomba.


Odemba OK Jazz All-Stars

Led and conducted by guitarist and living legend Dizzy Mandjeku (fo...

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Grammy Award-winning band Tinariwen in Liverpool this March

Grammy Award-winning band Tinariwen in Liverpool this March

Grammy-award winning Tuareg group, Tinariwen will play Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory this March.

The Saharan Blues purveyors will perform music from their new album ‘Elwan’, which has already attracted 5-star reviews from The Independent and Record Collector, as well as songs from their impressive back catalogue stretching back over fifteen years.

Harvest Sun Promotions are pleased to have teamed up with Africa Oyé to bring the Malian group to one of Liverpool’s most exciting new venues and the show will form part of Oyé’s 25th Anniversary celebrations in 2017. Paul Duhaney, Artistic Director of Oyé, said:

“We were the first festival to bring Tinariwen to the UK way back in 2004 so we’re thrilled to be able to team up with Harvest Sun Promotions on this show and have it featu...

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Africa Oyé announce 25th Anniversary Festival 2017

Photo: Oye 2016 by Mark McNulty

Africa Oyé’s 25th Anniversary Festival

The UK’s largest FREE celebration of African & Caribbean music and culture
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
Sefton Park, Liverpool

2017 will see Africa Oyé celebrate its 25th anniversary. A whole host of events are set to take place throughout Liverpool over the next 12 months and now the dates for the centerpiece of it all – this year’s Africa Oyé Festival – have been announced.

On 17th & 18th June, a handpicked line-up of acts from Oye’s 25-year history will descend on Liverpool’s Sefton Park for a weekend of incredible music and cultural celebrations.

Africa Oyé 2016 Highlights – Listen To Africa

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Oyé‘s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney is confident that the festival ...

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Julian Marley heads to Liverpool on first ever UK tour this August

Julian Marley heads to Liverpool on first ever UK tour this August

Julian Marley

Julian ‘ Ju Ju’ Marley (+ Live Band)
Saturday, 20th August
District, Liverpool
8pm til late / Tickets via Skiddle

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Punch Touring and Africa Oyé are bringing the internationally acclaimed Roots Reggae superstar Julian ‘Ju Ju’ Marley to Liverpool this August.

Grammy-nominated Marley will play hits like “Boom Draw”, “Systems”, “Lemme Go” and “Violence in the Streets”, complete with his 11 piece band alongside a very special support act, Iba Mahr.

Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Barbados-born Lucy Pounder, is a Grammy award nominated, roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer and humanitarian. In the same tradition as his father, Julian is a devout Rastafarian whose music is inspired by life and spirituality.

For Julian, mu...

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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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