Hurrah, Summer must be on the way as we receive details of the annual Africa Oye festival. Fond memories of sitting in the sunshine in Sefton Park – it doesn’t rain every year, honest. Looking forward to this again, put the dates in your diary.
Africa Oyé 2009
A celebration of African music and culture
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2009
12:30pm-9:30pm on both days.
Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture and 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. Now in its seventeenth year, Africa Oyé continues to grow. In 2008 the event attracted an audience of over 20,000 people and even more are expected to attend Oyé 09.
Oyé will also organising a special educational project around schools in the Liverpool area during the autumn of 2009 and more details on this will also be available soon.
To launch Oyé touring and trading, an event will take place at The Picket on Sunday 31st May with a live Performance by reggae legends The Mighty Diamonds from Jamaica. Also confirmed for Oyé 09 is the ever-popular Kanda Bonga Man from DR Congo who last played Oyé in 2003.
LISTEN TO AFRICA
Africa Oyé is funded by the Arts Council of England and Liverpool City Council.
full details on the website: www.africaoye.com