Published on Mon Jul 10, 2017 by David J Colbran
Another great weekend in Sefton Park, covering the Africa Oye festival. It is the eleventh year I have been lucky enough to have a press pass and as before I supply specialist image library ArenaPal. Loads of excellent acts from various parts of the world and just a few highlights below.
BLACK PROPHET ; roots reggae singer/songwriter from Ghana
DABY TOURE ; virtuoso guitarist from Mauritania
DOBET GNAHRE ; singer from Côte d'Ivoire
JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL ; band from DR Congo
MAX ROMEO ; roots reggae legend from Jamaica
MOKOOMBA ; pan-African band based in Zimbabwe
I've been taking photos of world music artists for over ten years and am represented by image specialists ArenaPal - if you are touring in England and need professional images please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Also I've loads of music images on my Tumblr - check my music photography - via the jump.Tags: AfricaOye, world, music, live, gigs
Author: David J Colbran
As I always say, Africa Oye is my favourite festival and probably the nearest, being about 15 minutes walk from my home. Slightly delayed, is the 30th anniversary of the festival a few weeks ago.
Back on the blog with a quick update on recent business and commercial photography commissions. Working with a housing association, a bike charity, a medical society, a recruitment agency and a dental practice.
A really interesting commission working with Livv Housing documenting a fire and rescue exercise in high-rise residential apartments in Kirkby. These are the people who will literally save your life!
"I have employed David for conferences, presentations, social engagements, marketing materials, open days, portrait shots, official document signings amongst many others. David has always been amenable to our sometimes short notice and has delivered our photos in a quick time frame as agreed and sometimes much quicker depending on our needs. He has always been very helpful, he follows and delivers on the brief and is able to give additional value to jobs with minimal briefs. I am more than happy to recommend David and he will no doubt deliver the same quality he provides us."