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.

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

December 2020

Tracklist:

  • Deli – Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
  • Woñi – Blick Bassy
  • MAMA – Selma Uamusse
  • Brighter Day – Michael Olatuja Feat. Laura Mvula
  • Nobreza – LADAMA
  • Likolo – KOKOKO!
  • LENGOMA – Zoë Modiga Feat. Tubatsi Mpho Moloi
  • Bilady (Bonus Track) – Daby Touré
  • Kumukanda – Mokoomba
  • Bouyon Lakou – Lakou Mizik Feat. The Soul Rebels
  • Bul Ma Miin – Orchestra Baobab

November 2020

Tracklist:

  • Wonderful – India.Arie
  • Nterini (A Colors Show) – Fatoumata Diawara
  • Walk the Line – Nneka
  • Fall in Love (Your Funeral) – Erykah Badu
  • Pata Pata (Stereo Version) – Miriam Makeba
  • Sounsoumba – Oumou Sangaré
  • Ka Moun Kè – Rokia Traore
  • Vul’indela – Brenda Fassie
  • Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling) – Jah9

October 2020

Tracklist:

  • Warrior Charge – ASWAD
  • The Sweetest Thing – Refugee Camp All Stars Feat. Lauryn Hill
  • Strawberry Letter 23 – The Brothers Letter 23
  • Freddie’s Dead – Curtis Mayfield
  • The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff
  • Bukom Mashie – Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band
  • Quimbara – Celia Cruz
  • Sahara – Songhoy Blues Feat. Iggy Pop
  • Walking Through the Darkness – Ghostface Killah Feat. Takitha
  • Bloody Waters – Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake
  • Johnny Was – Bob Marley Feat. Guru
  • Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack

September 2020

Tracklist:

  • Skin Tight – Mr Eazi
  • 23 – Burna Boy
  • Joro – Wizkid
  • Konnect – Maleek Berry
  • Fall – Davido
  • Lenu (Remix) – Buju & Burna Boy
  • Love Struck – WSTRN Feat. Tiwa Savage & Mr Eazi
  • Oh My Gosh – Yemi Alade
  • Fake Luv – Duncan Mighty Feat. Wizkid
  • If – Davido
  • Koroba – Tiwa Savage
  • Yoga – Tori Keeche Feat. Naira Marley
  • Allema Timba – Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

Tracklist:

  • Love And Death – Ebo Taylor
  • Wátina – Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective
  • Yelle Be Bobre – The Polyversal Souls (featuring Guy One)
  • Nterini – Fatoumata Diawara
  • Cesaria Evora – Tchon de Franca
  • Bonga – Marimbondo
  • Maz Romeo – Tell Jahsee
  • Julian Marley – Boom Draw
  • Rokia Traore – Ka Moun Ke
  • Oumous Sangare (Featuring Tony Allen) – Yere Faga
  • Papa Noel – Kizungu Zungu
  • Lindigo – Oye

April 2020

Tracklist:

  • Mister Seahorse – Kaidi Tatham
  • Change The Beat – MF DOOM
  • Funky Fridays – K-Def
  • Crabtree – Shafiq Husayn Feat. Erykah Badu, N’Dambi & Aset SoSavvy
  • Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Sketch Krime
  • Penellipi Flow – Infinite
  • Uno Esta – Bobbi Humphrey
  • Follow Me – Red Astaire
  • You, Me, Here, Now – Detriot Swindle
  • Think Twice – Jay Dee
  • Tell Me What To Do – Johnny “Hammond” Smith
  • Don’t Send Me Away – Garfield Fleming
  • Let Love Flow On – Sonya Spence
  • Dancin’ – Grey & Hanks

March 2020

Tracklist:

  • An Ba Jouk (Olivier Portal Playin’ 4 The Beach Remix) – Edmony Krater
  • The Sweetest Mediation – Lord Echo Feat. Mara TK
  • Kryé Mwen – David Walters
  • Jungle Music – Kelenkye Band
  • Asiko (In a Silent Mix) [Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix] – Tony Allen
  • 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free – Fela Kuti Feat. Roy Ayers
  • Suro Nipa – K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade
  • The Message – Cymande
  • Kenke Corner – Guts

February 2020

Tracklist:

  • Nterini (A Colors Show) – Fatoumata Diawara
  • Deli – Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
  • Ideruni (Help) – The Garifuna Collective
  • Lügua (Lost) – The Garifuna Collective
  • Woñi – Blick Bassy
  • Dreams – Les Amazones d’Afrique Feat. Rokia Koné
  • Renmen – Lakou Mizik Feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Cucala – Angélique Kidjo
  • Madjam Mahilkamen – Tinariwen
  • Raggamuffin – Koffee
  • Abusey Junction – Kokoroko
  • Jamileh – Ihsan Al Munzer

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