Africa Oyé 2017

Africa Oyé, the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture 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.

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.

2017 will see Africa Oyé celebrate its 25th anniversary. A whole host of events are set to take place throughout Liverpool over the next 12 months.

“This isn’t just the largest festival of African and Caribbean music in Britain, it’s the best”.

Below is a selection of photographs from the 2017 event more will be added...

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All images © Bob Edwards Picture Liverpool - Good News Liverpool