On-Site

On Site at the festival the Learning and Participation project takes the form of the OYE ACTIVE ZONE in association with Liverpool based MOVEMA and supported by PH. Holt.

The Active Zone provides a space where people of all ages and backgrounds have the chance to participate in different creative forms including dance, music and art activities throughout the weekend. The workshops are led by local and international companies.

Africa Oyé aims to be fully inclusive and as such the OYE ACTIVE ZONE is free and open to everyone!

Details will be available closer to the festival.

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THE OYÉ VILLAGE

OYÉ ACTIVE ZONE

Saturday

1 to 1:30pm ‘World In A Box’
Movema
Travel the world with Movema. A great session for all the family to learn and celebrate language and culture through dancing to exciting rhythms, using props and instruments from around the world.

1.30 to 2pm Capoeira

Suitable for ages 4+ Capoeira for All: Instructor Açouguiero

Capoeira is a fascinating afro-brazilian art form combining elements of dance, martial art, music and culture.

2to2:30pm Salsa
Movema: Pei Tong
Fun salsa class with solo and partner work. No need to bring your own partner – but you can if you like!!

3 to 3:30pm African dance performance and workshop with Movema’s Ithalia Forel and Liver Drummers

This will start with an energising dance ‘Sinte’, a rhythm played for celebrations in Guinea. Then followed by a workshop for all to learn traditional moves to nourish your mind and body.

4 to 4:30pm African Drum Workshop
Liver Drummers
Join the Liver Drummers and learn traditional and modern West African rhythms. All welcome. Limited drums available so arrive in time or bring your own drum to join in the celebration.

5 to 5:30pm Unlock the Box Youth
Dance Battle in partnership with Afrobeats Liverpool
all 18 and unders welcome
Live DJ’s, 4 age categories and a stage, get ready to be King or Queen of the Dance Battle 2017. Come and show us your moves, prizes for the winners!

5.30 to 6pm Dancehall workshop with Collecta Collecta

bring the latest Jamaican Dancehall moves to the park, to get you moving. Passionate about showing authenticity and making work accessible for all. A perfect session to end day1, or get you ready for the after party.

 

 

Sunday

1 to 1:30pm Capoeira

Suitable for ages 4+ Capoeira for All: Instructor Açouguiero

Capoeira is a fascinating afro-brazilian art form combining elements of dance, martial art, music and culture.

2 to 2.30pm Beatlife and Kinetika Bloco Performance

A new addition to the active zone, BeatLife have teamed up with Kinetika Bloco to present a drum and brass performance with young people from Liverpool and London. An explosive and unique British Carnival sound. Funded by Arts Council England.

2.30 to 3pm West Africa Performance and Dance Dance Culture: Lamin Dumbuya

Back by popular demand! The wonderful Lamin, Sierra Leone native brings his joyous West African class and performances to the Active Zone.

3.30 to 4pm ‘World In A Box’
Movema
Travel the world with Movema. A great session for all the family to learn and celebrate language and culture through dancing to exciting rhythms, using props and instruments from around the world.

4 to 4.30pm – TBC

5 to 5.30pm Samba de Roda Movema: Maria Malone

Dancing and singing combine in this wonderful workshop celebrating traditions from Afro-Brazilian culture.


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