Africa Oye – A tale of wind and passion

Please let it be rainless we prayed and it was. Please let it be windless we.... damn we forgot that one! So it took ages to set up but it all looked good in the end. So what about the passion? Well it came from our encounters with people just as passionate about wanting to make a difference as we are. May be we talked mostly to the converted, but at least, they now know about us. Thank you Liverpool, it was a most enjoyable 2 days.   … [Read more...]

Come and see us at Africa Oye

on 18th & 19th June 2011 at what has been hailed the biggest FREE African music festival in the UK. Set in Sefton Park in Liverpool, Africa Oye is a unique and joyful African experience with great music, food and lots of crafts and fashion stalls. We are joining the celebrations by bringing to you the wonderful stories of people working hard to improve their lives with a little help from their friends back in the UK. Come and get to know the 12 member charities who will be sharing Together 4 Africa's platform, you might be pleasantly surprised at how much tiny charities like us are achieving. … [Read more...]

Africa Oyé returns to Sefton Park, Liverpool in 2011

Africa Oyé is the UK's largest celebration of African music and culture and takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city centre, the event has gone from strength-to-strength, moving to its present Sefton Park home in 2002 to cope with demand. With too many negative representations of Africa entrenched in images of war, disease, poverty and famine, Oyé seeks to redress the balance and highlight the fantastic range of cultures, foods, music and artists that make this great continent one of the most vibrant and inspiring in the world. The festival … [Read more...]