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Africa Oyé Festival Set To Take Over Liverpool’s Sefton Park

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Africa Oye Festival

The Africa Oyé festival, the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture, takes place annually in Liverpool.

Sefton Park, Liverpool will once again be taken over by the music and culture of Africa and the diaspora, for two free days of fantastic live music, DJs and dance, as well as workshops, food stalls and a range of traders in the Oyé Village.

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.

With too many negative representations of Africa entrenched in images of war, disease, poverty and famine, Oyé seeks to redress the balance and highlight the fantastic range of cultures, foods, music and artists that make this great continent one of the most vibrant and inspiring in the world. “This isn’t just the largest festival of African and Caribbean music in Britain, it’s the best”

Africa Oye is the UK’s largest free African music festival and it takes place annually in Liverpool, England. It was founded in 1992 by a group of individuals who wanted to showcase African music and culture to a wider audience. The festival has since grown in popularity and attracts thousands of people each year.

One of the key features of Africa Oye is its focus on showcasing the diversity of African music, with performances ranging from traditional African sounds to contemporary Afrobeat, reggae, and hip-hop. The lineup typically includes both established and emerging artists from across the African continent, as well as diaspora artists based in the UK and elsewhere.

In addition to the music, Africa Oye also offers a range of other cultural activities, including food stalls selling traditional African cuisine, market stalls selling crafts and goods from Africa, and workshops and activities for all ages.

The festival has a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, with people from all backgrounds coming together to celebrate African culture and music. It’s not just a music festival; it’s a celebration of diversity, community, and the rich cultural heritage of Africa.

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