Africa Oyé – A Thank You
We are blessed in Liverpool that our founder Kenny Murray chose here to live and bring Oyé to life after traveling across Africa and being inspired by the music and culture of the continent.
And Oyé is blessed that a city like Liverpool exists – a city where a festival showcasing artists that a lot of the audience will be hearing for the first time, yet embraces them like old friends. You – our Oyé family – have turned our little festival into something really quite special.
Our festival weekend is proof that thousands and thousands of people from every background can come together in one place, with no trouble and no hostility.
We are Oyé.
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Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city centre, the event has gone from strength to strength, moving to its present Sefton Park home in 2002 to cope with demand.
Africa Oyé is a registered charity (1062484), and is the organiser of the Africa Oyé Festvial.