Latest crop of Liverpool artists join Africa Oye 2018 line up

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ORGANISERS of Africa Oyé have revealed that they will be showcasing young local artists during this year's festival.

As one of the UK's largest free celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture, Africa Oyé will return to Sefton Park from 12.30pm on June 16 and 17 for two free days of live music, DJs, dance, workshops, food stalls and traders.

Having grown from humble beginnings in 1992 as a series of gigs in the city centre, the event now attracts more than 50,000 people from all over the world.

Kicking off Saturday's proceedings will be Liverpool singer-songwriter, Remée.

After receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Remée was picked as one of the top three artists in 2017’s award winning LIMF Academy for her unique sounds and stunning vocals.

Sunday's opening slot will see young rapper and producer MC Nelson also take to the Oyé stage.

Hailing from Aigburth, Nelson has performed across the UK with hip hop legends such as Ghostface Killah, The Pharcyde and Pharoahe Monch.

Africa Oyé's artistic director Paul Duhaney said: "We've uncovered some real gems from the North West since we began the Oyé Introduces initiative in 2015.

"This year we've got two great solo artists right on our doorstep and I've no doubt they'll do their city proud in Sefton Park this summer."

The youngsters will join artists such as Binhan, kora player Sona Jobarteh and Guy One.

For more information about the festival visit africaoye.com

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