Final wave of artists revealed for Africa Oyé 2019

Jah9 will perform at this year's Africa Oyé
THE final wave of artists for this year's Africa Oyé festival have been revealed.

Returning to Sefton Park on 22 and 23 June for its 27th anniversary, the festival is gearing up to create another bring the very best music and culture from Africa along with DJ sets and multi-arts workshops.

Organisers revealed artists from Malawi, Jamaica and Haiti in the final wave announcement who will join the likes of  The Garifuna Collective, Horace Andy, BCUC, Moonlight Benjamin, Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda, Carlou D and OSHUN, as well as Liverpool emerging stars Tabitha Jade and Satin Beige.

Joining fellow reggae star Horace Andy are Jah9 & The Dub Treatment.

With a voice similar to the great Ella Fitzgerald, Jah9 has become an icon for a Jamaican movement dubbed as 'The Reggae Revival' with her jazz on dub style.

Also a certified yoga instructor, Jah9 encourages her audiences to feel empowered and describes her shows as 'dark magic'.

Returning to the festival bill after his 2016 slot was cut short due to issues with travel is award-winning Wesli.

The Haitian manages to weave contemporary messages into a traditional form, keeping a wide range of roots percussion at the focal point of his material.

Wesli has pledged his support to aspiring musicians from at-risk backgrounds in his country though a school he opened in Port-au-Prince in 2014.

Crowning the final wave is one-man band Gasper Nali.

Malawian Gasper is a Kwela roots musician from a small town on the shores of Lake Malawi.

He will play a homemade one-string Babatoni bass guitar with a stick and empty beer bottle along with a cow skin kick drum to create Afro Beats that should not be missed.


Africa Oyé's artistic director Paul Duhaney said: "These three artists really represent the diversity of the festival line-up that we strive for each year.

"We've got a breaking female reggae star, a one-man-band with instruments he's crafted himself and an international award winning star returning to our stage; artists representing Africa, the Caribbean and the wider diaspora - it's a perfect final wave of live acts for this year's festival and I can't wait for everyone to see them perform."

As well as the international offering of live music on the main stage, festival-goers will also be able to eat and drink their way around the world with a range of food stalls and traders' wares on offer in the Oyé Village.

As well as the international offering of live music on the main stage, festival-goers will be able to eat and drink their way around the world with a range of food stalls and traders.

Africa Oyé festival will take place from 12.30pm until 9.30pm on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 and entrance is free.

For more information visit africaoye.com.

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