Music photography at Africa Oye 2024

Published on Wed Jul 3, 2024 by

Africa Oye is done and dusted - wow what a great weekend. Saturday's music and line up was a killer. So coming up a few highlights of the artists and some ground views. Anyways, my favourite festival and a highlight of my year for sure.

The eclectic mix of artists, each bringing their unique sounds and traditions, creates a dynamic and visually stunning atmosphere. Liverpool, with its rich musical heritage, provides the perfect backdrop for Oye. The challenge for me, lies in seizing the essence of each performance, while navigating the bustling festival environment, and heck yeah it was super busy. I missed lots of friends and loads of sounds and performances on the smaller stages, estimates reckon on 30K people on both days.

Highlight performance of the weekend for me was an afrobeats / techno duo from Senegal called Def Mama Def - they absolutely rocked. And due to problems at Manchester airport delaying another band, they agreed to perform again on Sunday, which was an absolute treat.

I love Oye and the way it connects audiences from all corners of the globe. I have enjoyed chatting and connecting with artists, bands and fans on social media during and after the festival. It really is a unique part of Liverpool's music culture and long may it continue !

BATCH GUEYE a West-African Griot, storyteller and singer at Africa Oye Festival 2024

INTRINSIC AUDIO at Africa Oye Festival 2024, Liverpool, UK

JULIAN MARLEY & THE UPRISING singer Julian Marley is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley at Africa Oye Festival 2024, Liverpool, UK

VOX SAMBOU Montreal-based Haitian rising star, MC, and multilingual performer at Africa Oye Festival 2024, Liverpool, UK

DEF MAMA DEF afrobeats, hip hop and electronic band from Senegal at Africa Oye Festival 2024, Liverpool, UK

LES AMAZONES D’AFRIQUE formed in Bamako, Mali, in 2014 by three renowned Malian singers at Africa Oye Festival 2024

NYBOMA aka Nyboma Mwan’dido, a Congolese rumba veteren singer at Africa Oye Festival 2024, Liverpool, UK

SUPER DUTY TOUGH WORK Canadianrap-jazz-r&b group fronted by Brendan Grey at Africa Oye Festival 2024, Liverpool, UK

DEF MAMA DEF speak to the crowds at Africa Oye Festival 2024

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Author: David J Colbran

Liverpool photographer David J Colbran covers  UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture

Music photography at Africa Oye 2024

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