At Brazilica: With Katumba

“Get there early” Juliana had said “We’ll all be around Abercromby Square getting ready and that will be a great time for getting some good photographs.” I’ve spent the day so far up in North Liverpool at the brilliant revival of the Walton Festival. Then early evening I get the bus into town, get off […]

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 […]