Melodic Distraction

AFRICA OYE on MELODIC DISTRACTION RADIO

Since the 25th Anniversary Festival, Africa Oyé have joined the Melodic Distraction team to produce a monthly radio show, sharing a mixture of live and DJ recordings from the festival, interviews with artists, organisers and more, as well as guest mixes and live sessions along the way.

The Africa Oyé radio show will be a reflection on what has been and what’s to come in the future.

Melodic Distraction is a community radio, online magazine and events programmer located in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle district.

‘From avid collectors and music selectors to pioneering DJs and forward thinking promoters, Liverpool is a constantly evolving city. With a firm finger on the pulse, Melodic Distraction strives to be a community-led hub for new music and creative culture’

Have a listen to past distractions and be sure to keep an eye out for the next live radio show:

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2018

May:

This month Paul is joined by Richie Vegas, a prominent Oyé affiliate and Test Match Special show host. Tracks by: Orchestre Poly-rythmo, Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, Kiki Gyan, Charly Kingson, Rim Kwaku Obeng & The Believers and more.

April:

Africa Oyé with Paul Duhaney and Ex-Friendly [Truth and Lies]

February:

This month’s show includes a chat between Paul Duhaney and Melodic Distraction Radio host James Zaremba. Topics focus around the reggae influences that present themselves at Africa Oyé with a live guest mix from longstanding residents and friends of the festival; Keith Marley and Richie Vegas…

This upload was 52nd in the #reggae chart!

 

January:

The January show includes a chat between artistic director, Paul Duhaney, and Stephen Nze, a leading member of the Mandela 8 Group. They’re talking South African artists that are playing at the festival as well as some more information on the Mandela Memorial, with a guest mix by Bood’n’Bone taken from last year’s festival’.

2017

November’s show includes an interview with Africa Oyé’s Dave McTague, and a guest mix recorded by DJ Mayeva and George Luke, live at this year’s festival. Dave and Melodic Distraction’s James Zaremba chat about a recent trip to WOMEX Festival.

November: :

October’s show includes an interview with artistic director Paul Duhaney and a guest mix recorded by SNO live at this year’s festival. Closing the show is a chat with Spykatcha, talking about the influence of African diaspora and his favourite Oyé moments. Enjoy!

October:

The September show includes an interview with Africa Oyé’s Dave McTague and along with a guest mix recorded by Andy Kershaw live at this year’s festival. Closing the show is a chat with Danny Fitzgerald, talking about the influence of the diaspora in the Caribbean and it’s impact on music in Africa.

September:

August’s show includes an interview with Africa Oyé’s Dave McTague and Richie Vegas along with a guest mix recorded by Joseph Kaye (Anti Social Jazz Club) live at this year’s festival. Tune in to find out more about the role DJs have played in the festival as well as some killer selections.

August:

July’s show includes an interview with Africa Oyé Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney, who speaks about where it all began. There is also a mix by No Fakin’s Paddy Quinn recorded live at this year’s festival, as well as a live session with this year’s Emerging Artists, Anwar Ali and Dave Owen, who brought their guitar and oud to the studio for a chat.

July:

 

Melodic. adjective, relating to or having melody. Distraction. noun, a diversion or recreation…


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