Africa Oyé 2018

Image © Africa Oyé

Back in Sefton Park, Liverpool in June 2018 was the UK's largest free celebration of African Music Africa Oyé 2018 was back for its 26th year! What began as a number of small performances in venues across Liverpool city centre is now a fully flourished festival held in one of Liverpool's most loved festival backdrops, Sefton Park where it moved to in 2002 due to the huge demand and rising number of revellers!
The festival has hosted artists from across Africa to South America and The Caribbean with the introduction of Salsa, Soca and Reggae - which always proves popular with the festival goers! 
Africa Oyé is more than just musicit's a treat for all five sense. Smell and taste the culinary delights of Africa, get involved in arts and crafts, feel amazing in the fashion of Africa and beyond with over 40 stalls to explore.
Africa Oye in Liverpool harnesses the wonderful spirit of multiculturalism and tolerance which our city is famous for. It also addresses the negative representations of Africa. Instead of images of war, disease, poverty and famine Africa Oyé addresses preconceptions by redressing the balance and highlight the massive range of cultures, foods, music and artists that help to make Africa one of the most vibrant continents in the world.
Africa Oye will be part of Liverpool's incredible event programme to celebrate 2018; 10 years since we were European Capital of Culture. Be part of it!
The event was held at Sefton Park over the weekend of 16th and 17th June 2018...
Below are some photographs from the event on Saturday and Sunday...

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Saturday 16th June 2018

Sunday 17th June 2018

All photographs © Bob Edwards - Picture Liverpool