Africa Oye 2016 - the UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture

Published on Wed Jun 22, 2016 by

Record breaking crowds of around 40 000 people on Saturday marked the start of another Africa Oye. It's one of my favourite events, a short walk from my house, with some brilliant world music artists and incredible vibe at Liverpool's Sefton Park. I've been covering the festival now over 10 years for an agency and still love working it. Massive thanks to all the organisers behind the scenes, who do an amazing job. Anyway a few highlights. As ever please contact me directly if you want to use / licence any images. Thanks.

 

 Saida Kanda & Mvulu Kandonda from Tanzania

 

Akala from the UK

Africa Oye 2016 Akala

Music photographer covers Africa Oye in Liverpool

 

Saida Kanda & Mvulu Kandonda from Tanzania

Liverpool's Africa Oye festival

 

Pat Thomas' band from Ghana

Pat Thomas band at Africa Oye world music festival

 

Sherii Ven Dyer from the UK

Sherrii at Africa Oye 2016

 

Sona Jobarteh from Gambia

Sona Jobarteh at Africa Oye

 

Kora player Sona at UK Africa Oye festival photography

 

Wesli from Haiti

Photographers pit at Africa Oye 2016

 

 

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