2021 Online Festival Special

Rocky Dawuni on stage at the Africa Oyé festival in 2018. He is wearing blue clothing and is singing into a microphone.

KASAI MASAI (DR CONGO)

ELIDA ALMEIDA (CAPE VERDE)

ROCKY DAWUNI (GHANA)

2020 / 2021 Nyumbani

Batch Gueye - a West African Griot and singer songwriter. Playing the drums on stage in a black hat with black and white checked clothing

BATCH GUYEYE (SENEGAL)

CARROLL THOMPSON (JAMAICA)

WESLI (HAITI)

MOONLIGHT BENJAMIN (HAITI)

MIM SULEIMAN (ZANZIBAR)

VUSI MAHLASELA (SOUTH AFRICA)

DABY TOURE (MAURITANIA)

2019

A musician wearing black clothing, smiling and pointing a microphone towards the crowd on stage at the Africa Oyé festival.

HORACE ANDY (JAMAICA)

GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE (BELIZE)

SOFIANE SAIDI AND MAZALDA (ALGERIA)

BCUC (SOUTH AFRICA)

JAH9 AND THE DUB TREATMENT (JAMAICA)

WESLI (HAITI)

OSHUN (USA)

MOONLIGHT BENJAMIN (HAITI)

CARLOU D (SENEGAL)

GASPER NALI (MALAWI)

2018

A musician wearing a colourful dress, smiling on stage at the Africa Oyé festival.

ROCKY DAWUNI (GHANA)

INNER CIRCLE (JAMAICA)

ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO (BENIN)

LURA (CAPE VERDE)

MAREMA (SENEGAL)

SONA JOBARTEH (GAMBIA)

KASAI MASAI (DR CONGO)

NIFECO COSTA (GUINEA-BISSAU)

MIM SULEIMAN (ZANZIBAR)

SON YAMBU (CUBA)

REMEE (UK)

MC NELSON (UK)

2017

A musician performing with a stringed instrument on the Africa Oyé stage.

MOKOOMBA (ZIMBABWE)

MAX ROMEO (JAMAICA)

DOBET GNAHORE (COTE D’IVOIRE)

DIABEL CISSOKHO (SENEGAL)

JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL (DR CONGO)

BONGA (ANGOLA)

DIZZY MANDJEKU & OK ALLSTARS (DR CONGO)

DABY TOURE (MAURITANIA)

DIABEL CISSOKHO (SENEGAL)

BLACK PROPHET (GHANA)

HAJAMADAGASCAR & THE GROOVY PEOPLE (MADAGASCAR)

NUTRIBE & BUTCHA B (UK)

ANWAR ALI & DAVE OWEN (UK)

2016

A musician on the Africa Oyé stage, looking towards the ground and holding a microphone towards the crowd at Sefton Park.

PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND (GHANA)

MBONGWANA STAR (DR CONGO)

DAMILY (MADAGASCAR)

BALOJI (DR CONGO)

BILAN (CAPE VERDE)

WESLI (HAITI)

SONA JOBARTEH (GAMBIA)

SAIDI KANDA & MVULA MANDONDO (TANZANIA)

RANDY VALENTINE (JAMAICA)

SHERII VEN DYER (JAMAICA)

XAM VOLO (UK)

RIMKA (UK)

MAMADOU & THE SUPER LIBIDOR BAND (SENEGAL)

2015

Two musicians wearing white clothing, with their back towards the camera and arms around each other. There is a packed crowd in front of them at the Africa Oyé festival.

OMAR (UK)

FRANKIE PAUL (JAMAICA)

BKO QUINTET (MALI)

DIABEL CISSOKHO (SENEGAL)

GORDON MASIALA & NKA MUSICA (DR CONGO)

LINDIGO (REUNION)

DERITO (ANGOLA)

SARABI (KENYA)

CUMBIA ALL STARS (PERU)

MODOU TOURE & RAMON GOOSE (SENEGAL)

PIECES OF A MAN (UK)

MERKI WATERS (UK)

2014

A performer wearing red clothing, on stage at the Africa Oyé festival. They are in mid-air, with their arms pointing away from them and knees towards their chest.

FINLEY QUAYE (UK)

JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL (DR CONGO)

MISTY IN ROOTS (UK)

WARA (CUBA / UK)

HOMAGE TO MAGOOL FEAT. FARXIYA FISKA (SOMALIA)

JOE DRISCOLL AND SEKOU KOUYATE (USA / GUINEA)

MOSE ‘FAN FAN’ (DR CONGO)

ABDUL TEE-JAYS ROKOTO (SIERRA LEONE)

ABDOULAYE SAMB MINNJIARABY (SENEGAL)

2013

Image of band Mokoomba. One member of the band stands in front of the other five members.

MOKOOMBA (ZIMBABWE)

ZONG ZING ALL STARS( DR CONGO)

DELE SOSIMI (NIGERIA)

OSIBISA (GHANA)

JAY (CAPE VERDE)

SAMBA MAPANGALA & ORCHESTRE VIRUNGA (DR CONGO)

ATONGO ZIMBA (GHANA)

YAABA FUNK (UK / GHANA)

2012

Image of DIABEL CISSOKHO.

THE ENDLESS JOURNEY (NIGER)

YAABA FUNK (UK / GHANA)

DELE SOSIMI AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA (NIGERIA / UK)

SAMBA MAPANGALA & ORCHESTRA VIRUNGA (DR CONGO)

DIABEL CISSOKHO (SENEGAL)

JALIBA KUYATEH (GAMBIA)

2011

Image of artist Bonga, smiling with his hands intertwined in front of him.

MARCIA GRIFFITHS (JAMAICA)

MIRIEM HASSAN (WESTERN SAHARA)

KAYRECE FOTSO (CAMEROON)

BONGA (ANGOLA)

FATOUMATA DIAWARA (MALI)

GANGBE BRASS BAND (BENIN)

KHAIRA ARBY (MALI)

SIERRA LEONE REFUGEE ALLSTARS (SIERRA LEONE)

DAMILY (MADAGASCAR)

AMKOULLEL THE FULA CHILD (MALI)

STEVEN SOGO & HOPE STREET (BURUNDI)

ZEWDITU YOHANNES (ETHIOPIA)

2010

Image of band LES ESPOIRES DE CORONTHIE. The seven members of the band a gathered in a group, looking in different directions. They are each holding either an instrument or a microphone.

BOUKMAN EKSPERYANS (HAITI)

LES ESPOIRES DE CORONTHIE (GUINEA CONAKRY)

TI COCA (HAITI)

VICTOR DEMÉ (BURKINA FASO)

ANDREW TOSH [JAMAICA]

CARLOU D (SENEGAL)

MODOU TOURÉ (SENEGAL)

MICHAEL ROSE (JAMAICA)

THE RASITES (UK)

TO’MEZCLAO (CUBA)

2009

Image of band KASAÏ MASAÏ playing live on stage. Two members of the band are holding guitars. One member is seated in front of a microphone, playing a drum.

KASAÏ MASAÏ (DR CONGO)

GROUP LOLOU (SENEGAL / GAMBIA)

DABY TOURÉ (MAURITANIA)

FREDDIE McGREGOR (JAMAICA)

MUNTU VALDO (CAMEROON)

GORDON MASIALA & NKA MUSICA (DR CONGO)

CARROLL THOMPSON (UK)

KANDA BONGO MAN (DR CONGO)

2008

Image of group KENGE KENGE. They are wearing headphones, with microphones placed in front of them.

ODEMBA OK JAZZ ALLSTARS (DR CONGO)

BODY, MIND AND SOUL (MALAWI)

BASSEKOU KOUYATE (MALI)

MASSUKOS [MOZAMBIQUE]

CANDIDO FABRE Y SU BANDA (CUBA)

BEDOUIN JERRY CAN BAND (EGYPT)

KENGE KENGE (KENYA)

MACKA-B (UK / JAMAICA)

2007

Image of SKA CUBANO on stage. One member is in front of the others, wearing a yellow suit and hat and holding a microphone. The other members are each playing an instrument.

ANDY PALACIO AND THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE (BELIZE)

ODEMBA OK JAZZ ALLSTARS (DR CONGO)

SKA CUBANO (CUBA / JAMAICA)

DABY BALDE MASSUKOS (SENEGAL)

PAPA NOEL AND BANA CONGO (CUBA / DR CONGO)

LA33 (COLOMBIA)

CULTURE (JAMAICA)

2006

A black and white, close-up image of a musician, wearing glasses and a hat.

CABRUERA (BRAZIL)

EYUPHURO (MOZAMBIQUE)

NURU KANE (SENEGAL)

LUCIANO (JAMAICA)

AFEL BOCOUM (MALI)

OMAR PENE (SENEGAL)

TIKEN JAH FAKOLY (IVORY COAST)

2005

Image of KINOBE HERBERT, smiling and holding a stringed instrument.

KINOBE HERBERT (UGANDA)

DOBET GNAHORE (IVORY COAST)

GANGBE BRASS BAND (BENIN)

HOHODZA BAND (ZIMBABWE)

MTHOMBENI (SOUTH AFRICA)

BA CISSOKO (GUINEA-CONAKRY)

HAJA (MADAGASCAR)

2004

A black and white image of MISTY IN ROOTS. They are standing outside in front of a set of stairs.

TINARIWEN (MALI)

MISTY IN ROOTS (UK / CARIBBEAN)

SEYDINA INSA WADE (SENEGAL)

BOUKMAN EKSPERYANS (HAITI)

N’DER/SETSIMA (SENEGAL)

STANLEY BECKFORD (JAMAICA)

DABY TOURE (SENEGAL)

GANGBE BRASS BAND (BENIN)

RADIO MUNDIAL (PUERTO RICO)

2003

An image of a band standing outside, with a blue sky behind them. All seven members are looking towards the camera. Some are holding guitars.

TINARIWEN (MALI)

GANGBE BRASS BAND (BENIN)

MIGHTY ZULU NATION (SOUTH AFRICA)

MOUSSA KOUYATE (SENEGAL)

LES FRÈRES GUISSÉ (SENEGAL)

THE SOUL BROTHERS (SOUTH AFRICA)

KANDA BONGO MAN (DR CONGO)

PLANETE ELEGANCE (DR CONGO)

PAPA AND CHEIKH (SENEGAL)

MORGAN FAMILY HERITAGE (JAMAICA)

THE WISDOM BAND (UK)

SOTHO SOUNDS (LESOTHO)

2002

Image of BROTHER RESISTANCE, smiling and looking at the camera.

RIVER NIGER ORCHESTRA (NIGERIA / UK)

LAGBAJA (NIGERIA)

BROTHER RESISTANCE (TRINIDAD)

SAMBA MAPANGALA (KENYA)

MOMO (MOROCCO)

MABULU (MOZAMBIQUE)

BATANIA MARIMBA (ZIMBABWE)

ABASS AKANDE OBESERE (NIGERIA)

REBECCA MALOPE (SOUTH AFRICA)

2001

Image of HABIB KOITE, with his head tilted and hand out in front of him, looking at the camera.

LES TAMBOURS DE BRAZZA (DR CONGO)

HABIB KOITE (MALI)

RAM (HAITI)

AYETORO (NIGERIA)

ALBERT NYATHI & IMBONGI (ZIMBABWE)

N’DER/SETSIMA (SENEGAL)

S.W. STORM (UK / TRINIDAD)

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Since we began in 1992, we have been privileged to welcome the following Artist’s from a range of African countries and the African diaspora, including:

Sierra Maestra ’97, Orquesta Cana Brava ’97, Baaba Maal with the Dande Lenol band ’98, Ernest Ranglin, The Soul Brothers, The Justin Vali Trio, Afrigo Jazz, Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited ’95, Merengue Mania, Bozi, Osita Osadebe & his Soundmasters, Diblo Dibala, Olodum, Simba Wanyica, Awatina, Big Soukus Gang, La Clave, Jit Jive Tour

 

PLUS:
1999
1997

Femi Kuti, Mamadou Doumbia, Tarika, VIP & AM

Fete de la Musique is the European celebration of music which takes place every year on 21st June. Africa Oyé was invited to produce the festival with cooperation from  NO FAKIN, and Liverpool was the UK’s only representatives of the celebration Fete de la Musique event. This annual celebration took place between 2000 – 2004, some of the Fete de la Musique alumni that featured are below:

2001

Saian Supa Crew (France)

K SPECIAL (France)

LA COSCA (France)

KILLA KELA  (UK)

KRISPY (Chorley)

O.I.C (Liverpool)

2002

Kele le Roc (UK)

DJ Kwinzola (UK)

TTC (France)

Rusty Pelicans (USA)

Killa Kela (UK)

North-West All Stars (UK)

Momo (Morocco)

Brother Resistance (Trinidad)

2003

Terry Walker (UK)

Master Ace (USA)

Killa Kela (UK)

2004

The Beatnuts (New York)

TY

Gemma Fox

Daara J (Senegal)

Bandaloop (Feat TL, Karlos, Young L)

DJ Noize (Denmark)

Dj Woody

DJ Kwinzola (No Fakin’)

Olabean (Hotspot)

Johnny1Move (Chibuku)

DJ Rasp (The Shakti)

Rocksteady Crew Breakers

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