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Africa Oyé reveals 30th anniversary line-up

Africa Oyé has revealed a fantastic live line-up for the festival’s 30th anniversary.

Malian superstar singer Oumou Sangaré, British-Ghanaian Afrobeats pioneer Fuse ODG and Jamaican legend Eek-A-Mouse are among the big names who are set to perform at the free weekend event on June 18-19.

The eclectic line-up for this year's festival – which returns to Sefton Park for the first time since the pandemic - also includes the return of DR Congo's Kanda Bongo Man, who previously played Oyé back in 2009 and 2003; Cape Verdean singer-songwriter Elida Almeida; one of Guinea-Bissau's most influential bands Tabanka Djaz; Ghanian modern highlife stars Santrofi; French-Cameroonian songstress Valérie Ékoumé and Congolese electro music ambassador Kizaba, with more acts set to be revealed soon.

Africa Oyé artistic director Paul Duhaney said: "This is a line-up worthy of a 30th anniversary year already and we're not even done yet.

"Our headliners are a perfect encapsulation of the eclectic make-up of our amazing festival audience.

Above: Oumou Sangaré

"Oumou will need no introduction to African music aficionados, Fuse is a pioneer of a genre that our younger audience always show their passion for every year at the festival, and Eek-A-Mouse is a Jamaican legend who introduced a whole new sub-genre.

"The reaction to our festival dates announcement was truly humbling - an outpouring of love from so many people who have missed the festival these past two years. We can't wait to welcome you all back to Liverpool in June."

Africa Oyé is the UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture. The festival weekend is part of a year of events to mark its special anniversary.

And along with live music and DJs, there will be workshops, food stalls and a range of traders in the Oyé Village.

Africa Oyé is at Sefton Park on June 18-19. More from the website HERE


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