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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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Antonique Smith releases her epic new single “Higher” on iTunes & Apple Music

Antonique Smith releases her epic new single "Higher" on iTunes & Apple Music

Antonique Smith

Grammy nominated singer / songwriter Antonique Smith released her epic new single “Higher” on iTunes & Apple Music Friday, August 28th. The soaring pop-r&b track will be featured on her highly anticipated debut EP Love Is Everything, arriving this Fall on independent label 9:23 Music Group.
“Higher,” produced by the platinum selling duo The Midi Mafia (John Legend, Jennifer Lopez), Darulah and The Track Burnaz, showcases a sonic progression from her anthemic debut single “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)” which landed her a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance earlier this year...
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Antonique Smith releases her epic new single "Higher" on iTunes & Apple Music

Antonique Smith releases her epic new single "Higher" on iTunes & Apple Music

Antonique Smith

Grammy nominated singer / songwriter Antonique Smith released her epic new single “Higher” on iTunes & Apple Music Friday, August 28th. The soaring pop-r&b track will be featured on her highly anticipated debut EP Love Is Everything, arriving this Fall on independent label 9:23 Music Group.
“Higher,” produced by the platinum selling duo The Midi Mafia (John Legend, Jennifer Lopez), Darulah and The Track Burnaz, showcases a sonic progression from her anthemic debut single “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)” which landed her a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance earlier this year...
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Los Lobos to release new full length studio album, “Gates of Gold”

Los Lobos to release new full length studio album, “Gates of Gold”

Los Lobos

Los Lobos, the Grammy winning East L.A. legends comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin, are back with an all new full length studio album, “Gates of Gold,” which will be released September 25th on Proper Records. Their first collection of new songs since 2010, the album was produced by the band who continue to hone their multi-faceted sound and fresh storytelling. The 11 tracks showcase a band that continues to keep it real.  Their songs are snapshots of true life moments with themes ranging from the immigrant experience in America to melancholic ruminations on impending mortality. The music is as dynamic, eclectic yet distinctive as ever...

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