Africa Oye Festival Announces 2009 Lineup

africa_oye_2009Africa Oyé has announced the list of musicians that will be performing in 2009. 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.

Saturday 20th June

  • Kasaï Masaï [DR Congo]
  • Group Loulou [Senegal/Gambia]
  • Daby Touré [Mauritania]
  • Freddie McGregor plus special guests
  • Chino, Laden & the Millennium Band [Jamaica]

Sunday 21st June

  • Muntu Valdo [Cameroon]
  • Gordon Masiala & NKA Musica [DR Congo]
  • Daby Touré [Mauritania]
  • Carroll Thompson with full live band [UK]
  • Kanda Bongo Man [DR Congo]

All weekend

Capoeira Brazilian Martial Arts
Beatlife Percussion troupe
The Chai Chapel Drumming FREE workshops
Movèma Dance FREE workshops tent

Oyé Village
Featuring food and arts and crafts from around the world, children’s entertainment featuring bouncy castles, and face painting; there is something for all the family – and for the first time this year – The Oyé Inn is a welcome addition to the festival.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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