Africa Oyé festival has revealed the first set of artists scheduled to perform this year. The festival will take place June 16 and 17 in Sefton Park, Liverpool. The artists announced include singer-songwriter Binhan from Guinea Bissau, British-Gambian kora player Sona Jobarteh and Guy One from Ghana.
Africa Oyé celebrates the music and culture of Africa and the diaspora with live music, DJs, dance, workshops, food stalls and traders in the Oyé Village.
Oyé’s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney said “The huge number of applicants to play this year’s festival has been overwhelming, yet a real testament to how revered the event has become around the world. It’s been far too long since we had an artist from Guinea-Bissau so Binhan’s appearance will be a perfect way to remedy that. Sona deserved a far bigger audience than she had on a rain-soaked day a couple of years ago, so we’re really pleased to be able to bring her back. And Guy One is one of those musicians that is a true master of his art – his set is going to be something really special.”
More information at africaoye.com.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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