Category: Festival

Thousands flock to sunny Sefton Park for #Oye25

Thousands flock to sunny Sefton Park for #Oye25

Africa Oyé broke its attendance records over the weekend with an incredible anniversary festival that brought over 80,000 people to the beautiful surroundings of Sefton Park in Liverpool. The ever-diverse Oyé crowd flocked from across the country and beyond to witness performances from…

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Oye 2017: Security Update

Oye 2017: Security Update

Given recent events both in the local area and the terrorist attacks nationally, Merseyside Police have conducted a review of the policing plans for Africa Oye. There is no intelligence to suggest there will be any further attacks nationally or…

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Anwar Ali & Dave Owen

Anwar Ali & Dave Owen

Oyé Introduces: Anwar Ali & Dave Owen Sunday 18th June 2017 Anwar Ali originally comes from the Bajuni islands off the coast of East Africa. He moved to the UK as a refugee. Anwar plays the oud, a Middle Eastern…

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Nutribe & Butcha B

Nutribe & Butcha B

Oyé Introduces: Nutribe & Butcha B Saturday 17th June 2017 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…

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Bonga

Bonga

Bonga (Angola) Saturday 17th June 2017 Bonga, who first played Oyé in 2011 is one of the most successful artists in his country’s history. His music has been the soundtrack to Angola’s struggle for independence, its civil war and is…

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Dizzy Mandjeku & Odemba OK Allstars

Dizzy Mandjeku & Odemba OK Allstars

Dizzy Mandjeku & Odemba OK Allstars (Democratic Republic of Congo) Sunday 18th June Led and conducted by guitarist and living legend Dizzy Mandjeku, former member of Franco’s OK Jazz, the magnificent 12-piece Odemba OK Allstars are the original exponents of…

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HAJAmadagascar & The Groovy People

HAJAmadagascar & The Groovy People

HAJAmadagascar & The Groovy People (Madagascar) Sunday 18th June 2017 When HAJAmadagascar and his band turn up the heat, even the coolest audience melts after just a short time. Like a river that overflows its dams, sweeping away everything in…

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Diabel Cissokho

Diabel Cissokho

Diabel Cissokho (Senegal) Sunday 18th June 2017 Diabel is part of the great line of Cissokho griots. Growing up in Dakar and Tambacounda, Diabel was surrounded by a rich musical heritage and a family of musicians and his affinity with…

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Daby Touré

Daby Touré

Daby Touré (Mauritania) Saturday 17th June 2017 There are certain people in life who have such a unique energy that it demands to be shared. Daby Touré never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and…

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Jupiter & Okwess International

Jupiter & Okwess International

Jupiter & Okwess International (Democratic Republic of Congo) Sunday 18th June 2017 The Kinshasa pioneers make a swift return to Liverpool following their stunning performance at Oyé 2014. Jupiter Bokondji spent his formative years in Berlin, along with Okwess International…

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