Africa Oyé 2016

“Just a perfect day Drink Sangria in the park And then later When it gets dark, we go home” Day One of this year’s 24th Africa Oyé is truly one of those. Joyous music, good friends and Liverpool at our very best. So thank you all the musicians, sound engineers and organisers of Africa Oyé, […]

Listening to Africa: Africa Oyé 2015

As you can see, our irrepressible Tommy Calderbank did eventually bring the sun out with the sheer force of his optimistic personality, but for the first couple of hours of today’s Africa Oye in Sefton Park it was a different and wetter story. I needed Africa Oyé today. For various reasons to do with this […]

Africa Oyé 2014

Best day’s weather we’ve had for years both days. I’d say something like 30,000 people in Sefton Park on Saturday and Sunday. The Busiest Africa Oyé I can remember. Here’s what it looked like. Back for Day Two, Sunday. Particularly to see Misty in Roots. Then 4:40 on a glorious Sunday afternoon it’s time for the […]

Midsummer Oyé

Looking forward to Africa Oyé in 2015? Of course you are, it’s better than Christmas. This year it’s on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st June. Meanwhile, a few memories of Oyés gone by. Today is Midsummer, the midpoint of the year, the solstice. And from all its possible significances the greatest for me is […]