The monthly Oyé show on Melodic Distraction features music from across the Diaspora, chat and anecdotes, interviews, recordings from the festival archives, interviews with artists and organisers, and monthly guest mixes. The show is a reflection on what has happened – and an exploration of what’s to come in the wonderful world of Oyé.

Join your hosts – Oyé’s Paul Duhaney and Spykatcha – on the first Wednesday of every month, at 6pm (UK time) on Melodic Distraction.

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

Tracklist:

  • Yakané – Dobet Gnahore
  • Lalla – Rokia Traore
  • Kwaa Kwaa – Santrofi
  • Sungura (Hare) – Samba Mapangala & Virunga
  • Kulindiswe – Mokoomba
  • Kultura Nos Terra – Ferro Gaita
  • Libya – Tiken Jah Fakoly
  • You Do You – Batch Gueye
  • Moral De Listwar? – Lindigo
  • Belema – Opotopo

May 2021

Tracklist:

  • Gendamou Na Wili We Gnannin – T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhthmo
  • Gyae Su – Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
  • Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’awu – K.Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiestas
  • Bakonoba – Fatoumata Diawara
  • Bena Bena – Oumou Sangaré
  • Pourquoi Pas? – Lindigo
  • Ubusuku – Urban Village
  • Government – Kelvyn Boy Feat. Rocky Dawuni & Black Prophet
  • Nha Bilida – Elida Almeida

April 2021

Tracklist:

  • Jéi Jéi – Mr Leo
  • Allal – Batch Gueye
  • Ilanga Lishonile – Zoë Modiga feat. BandaBanda
  • Madam the Madam – Dr Dolor
  • 3 Fey – Wesli feat. Boogat
  • Kumukanda – Mokoomba
  • Yaya – Elida Almeida
  • Ndombolo – J.B. Mpiana

March 2021

Tracklist:

  • Obi Agye Me Dofo – Vis A Vis
  • Alewa (Black and White) – Santrofi
  • Ubusuku – Urban Village
  • La musique (Radio edit) – Star Feminine Band
  • Djougal – Afel Bocoum
  • Home – Djely Tapa
  • Pà Pá Pà – Femi Kuti
  • Different Streets – Made Kuti
  • Wele Cuba – Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba feat. Madera Limpia
  • Avion – Afel Bocoum

February 2021

January 2021

Tracklist:

  • Eh Ya Ye – Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet
  • Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’awu – K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas
  • Mother in Law – Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
  • Tambi Rosa – Barros de Landana
  • Bokilo’s Boogie – Manu Dibango
  • Yolele – Papa Wemba
  • “Funky Highlife”: Track 4 – C.K. Mann
  • Cocoase – Santrofi
  • Marigoundo – Djelimady Tounkara & Orchestre Super Rail Band International
  • Brushing Means Making Love – Rim Kwaku Obeng
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