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A word from Oye’s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney:

As Artistic Director of the festival and as someone who’s worked with Africa Oye for over 20 years, it’s incredibly hard to pick my top performances. It’s hard enough to pick ones from each year!

So I’ve delegated this unenviable task to the various members of our team and Board of Trustees, and I have to say they’ve come forward with some great picks. They all get my seal of approval.

Like so many of our peers in the cultural sector, we were devastated at having to postpone this year’s festival, but reading through these highlights has reminded me how blessed we are in Liverpool to have this festival and as the cliche goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Listen below to the team’s top picks from acts that have played the festival over our 28 year history. To read more about who picked them and why, click here.