Africa Oye Festival 2011 (sat)


In less than 5 days, the UK’s largest festival of African music and culture returns to the picturesque surroundings of Sefton Park in Liverpool.

The festival weekend of 18th and 19th June will showcase some of world music's biggest artists and stars including headliner Marcia Griffiths.  Through a stunning solo career and collaborations with reggae legends Bob Marley and Bob Andy, Griffiths has truly established herself as “The Queen of Reggae”.

With too many negative representations of Africa produced by images of war, disease, poverty and famine, Oyé seeks to instead 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. The festival is a truly international event that harnesses the spirit of multiculturalism and tolerance.

In addition to excellent live music, interactive events and free workshops such as Capoeira or hand drumming, the festival also hosts the Africa Oyé village with over 60 stalls selling the best food, drink, arts and crafts, and fashion from Africa and beyond.

Africa Oyé remains a registered charity and should any profit be made, it will be re-invested into the festival for 2012. In order to keep the event free people are encouraged to support Africa Oyé by donating onsite or online through IndieGoGo (, or by purchasing Africa Oyé merchandise.

For the 20th time now Africa Oyé promises to be an unmissable weekend of free live music, entertainment, and culinary treats from Africa and around the world. For more information please visit


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