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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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First Wave of Acts Announced

First Wave of Acts Announced

The UK’s largest, free African music festival Africa Oyé returns this summer and can unveil a globally acclaimed line up headed up by reggae / trip hop star Finley Quaye. Rising to fame in the 90’s, Finley Quaye’s sound made…

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Comes to Liverpool This Week

Ceremony Concerts presents… Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry plus Beaten Tracks (Mellowtone) DJs March 12th, 2014 The Kazimier, Liverpool Get Your Tickets Now “I’m an artist, a musician, a magician, a writer, a singer; Im everything. My name is Lee from the African…

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Africa Oyé 2014 – Save the Date!

Africa Oyé returns to Sefton Park, Liverpool in 2014, bigger and better than ever! With acts from across Africa and the Caribbean set to arrive in the city this summer and with the addition of more traders and a funfair…

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Skiddle Create Exclusive Yellowman & Dillinger Spotify Playlist

Skiddle Create Exclusive Yellowman & Dillinger Spotify Playlist

Legendary reggae artists Yellowman (main image) and Dillinger are heading out on tour this Spring. Icons of reggae, Yellowman overcame an upbringing in an orphanage and being an albino in Jamaica to become one of the most talked about and talented artists…

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Africa Oyé announce partnership with O2

As Africa Oyé makes preparations for its 21st anniversary celebration this June, the UK’s biggest live festival of African music and culture is happy to announce a partnership with O2 International Sim. The partnership will see O2 bring their fantastic…

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Yellowman and Dillinger UK tour

Oyé Touring and Trading in association with ‘London Reggae Festival 2000’ presents… Yellowman & Dillinger (JAMAICA) backed by The Sagittarius Band Oyé Touring and Trading are excited to be presenting two pioneers of dancehall and true superstars of reggae –…

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