Published on Tue Jun 21, 2011 by David Colbran

Africa Oye is the UK's biggest free African music festival and proved again to be a massive success with 30 000 plus people visiting. The sun was shining for most of the weekend and the artists were absolutely brilliant. Highlights for me were an amazing singer from Mali called Fatoumata Diawara and the Gangbe Brass Band from Benin. Headliner Martha Griffiths stole the show though with a brilliant set on Saturday night.

 

Amkoullel Fula Child a rapper from Mali
Amkoullel Fula Child Mali rap rapper

 

The crowd at Africa Oye on Saturday morning
crowd at Africa Oye Saturday morning

 

Gangbe Brass Band
Gangbe Brass Band at Africa Oye 2011 Liverpool

 

Fatoumata Diawara from Mali
Fatoumata Diawara from Mali at Africa Oye

 

Marcia Griffiths
Marcia Griffiths at Africa Oye music festival

 

I have more photographs from Africa Oye 2011 on my Flickr via the jump. Please do not use these images without permission, contact me for usage licences. Please don't steal - thank you.

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Tags: AfricaOye, festivals, music, WorldMusic

Author: David Colbran

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