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Africa Oyé Celebrates Record Crowds at 2014 Festival

Africa Oyé Celebrates Record Crowds at 2014 Festival

Africa Oyé – the UK’s biggest and FREE annual festival of African and Caribbean culture and music – celebrated record crowds of between 70,000 and 80,000 people across the weekend at its 2014 event. In typical Oyé fashion, the masses…

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A Thank You to Our Founder

Kenny Murray After leaving university, Glasgow-born Kenny Murray spent time traveling the whole of the African continent. Whilst there he fell in love with the incredible array of music that he heard and decided that he wanted to showcase it…

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Second After-Party Venue Announced For Saturday 21st June

Second After-Party Venue Announced For Saturday 21st June

Continuing Africa Oyé’s close ties to the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool, we are pleased to announce our second afterparty venue for Saturday as the fantastic Baltic Social. The renowned Creative Hub joins District in hosting the official parties to the…

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Africa Oyé Teams Up With Calm for 2014 Festival

Africa Oyé Teams Up With Calm for 2014 Festival

Africa Oyé announces CALM as the charity partner with the Africa Oyé festival for the fifth consecutive year! Organisers of the Africa Oyé festival are delighted to announce CALM as their charity partner again for 2014. CALM (The Campaign Against…

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Africa Oyé 2014 Festival Stage Times Revealed

Africa Oyé 2014 Festival Stage Times Revealed

Saturday 21st June 2014 13:00-14:15 HOMAGE TO MAGOOL FEAT. FARXIYA FISKA (SOMALIA) 14:15 Beatlife – Drumming Showcase 14:45-16:00 ABDUL TEE-JAY’S ROKOTO (SIERRA LEONE) 16:30-17:45 HAJAmadagascar & THE GROOVY PEOPLE (MADAGASCAR) 18:15-19:30 WARA (CUBA/UK) 20:00-21:15 MOSE ‘FAN FAN’ (DR CONGO) Sunday…

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Eclectic Line Up for 2014 Festival

Eclectic Line Up for 2014 Festival

FINLEY QUAYE (UK) JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL (DR CONGO) WARA (CUBA) HAJAmadagascar & THE GROOVY PEOPLE (MADAGASCAR) HOMAGE TO MAGOOL FEAT. FARXIYA FISKA (SOMALIA) JOE DRISCOLL AND SEKOU KOUYATE (USA/GUINEA) MOSE ‘FAN FAN’ (DR CONGO) ABDOULAYE SAMB & MINNJIARABY (SENEGAL)…

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Africa Oyé Wins ‘Inspiration Award’ at Git Awards 2014

Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney dedicates award to festival founder, Kenny Murray. The award comes two months before Oyé festival heads to Sefton Park with headliner Finley Quaye in June, 2014. The annual GIT (Get Into This) Awards took place on…

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Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals 2014

Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals 2014

Songlines Magazine have announced their definitive guide to the Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and Africa Oye is proud to say it’s been included for the 5th year running! Believe it or not, summer is fast approaching, so why not…

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