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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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Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d’Ivoire) Saturday 17th June 2017 Grammy Award Winner Dobet Gnahoré, is a self-taught musician who incorporates elements of song, dance, percussion and theatre into her repertoire and inherited the force of the ‘Bété’ tradition from her father,…

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Black Prophet

Black Prophet

Black Prophet (Ghana) Saturday 17th June 2017 Black Prophet is an African roots reggae singer/songwriter from Accra, Ghana, who first appeared on the Oyé stage with his mesmerising performance in 2013. This young man is not your typical reggae artist….

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Max Romeo

Max Romeo

Max Romeo (Jamaica) Specially invited guest Sunday 18th June 2017 Max Romeo is a roots reggae legend who has enjoyed top 10 hits across Europe. Max’s huge repertoire of songs have been sampled by the likes of Jay Z and…

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Mokoomba

Mokoomba

Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) Saturday 17th June 2017 Mokoomba return to Oyé after an acclaimed headline set and UK tour in 2013. With a unique blend of afro-fusion, the Zimbabwean group masterfully combines local tradition with world music, stretching from Latin American…

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Two more artists announced for #oye25

Two more artists announced for #oye25

We are excited to announce that Dobet Gnahoré, and Bonga will join our festival alumni and return to Liverpool for an unforgettable weekend of music and culture. The first of the two newly announced acts returning to Sefton Park this summer…

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