Africa Oye 2018 - world music photography

Published on Mon Jul 2, 2018 by

Africa Oyé Festival is the largest celebration of live African music in the UK. Originally a smaller, multi-venue event launched in 1992, Oyé now attracts over fifty thousand people every June to Liverpool's Sefton Park. The festival showcases new and established African and Caribbean artists, besides celebrating different aspects of the same cultures. Oyé has also programmes music from South America, with Salsa, Soca and Reggae proving popular additions to the festival.

This year saw some new and returning artists - I was particularly looking forward to Kora virtuoso from Gambia, Sona Jobarteh, who was brilliant. The weather on the first day, started a little damp but that didn't put off the crowds and by mid-afternoon it cleared up and suddenly got quite busy. Sunday was perfect weather and as always, superb entertainment. As a Liverpool based music photographer I live only a mile from Sefton Park, so it one of the easiest festivals I cover and this was my 12th year in attendance shooting images for specialist agency ArenaPal - check my live music photo archive I have with them via the jump. 

And of course don't forget to visit the official Africa Oye site if you haven't already - they often put on gigs at other times of the year. Well worth catching !

Africa Oye photographs

Lura at Africa Oye 2018

Lura at Africa Oye 2018

Sona Jobarteh at Africa Oye 2018
Sona Jobarteh at Africa Oye 2018

DJ Keith Marley at Africa Oye 2018
DJ Keith Marley at Africa Oye 2018

Son Yambu at Africa Oye 2018
Son Yambu at Africa Oye 2018

Inner Circle at Africa Oye 2018
Inner Circle at Africa Oye 2018

 

Prev |< Wordpress website for Liverpool start up business | SSL Certificates, HTTPS and making your website secure in Liverpool >| Next

Tags: AfricaOye, world, music

Author: David J Colbran
Live music photography on a hotel rooftop in the centre of Liverpool - highlights from north-west based music photographer David J Colbran

The Real People, The Cheap Thrills: Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

An amazing gig that I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph - old friends The Real People and new kids on the block The Cheap Thrills - legendary night. Read more...

Liverpool press photographer covers London protest by Extinction Rebellion - images available to licence.

Extinction Rebellion Cyclists 'Swarm' Central London to Protest Insect Death

I caught up with some of the climate protesters in London recently - Extinction Rebellion Cyclists in central London / Tate Modern Read more...

Liverpool photographer details memories of shooting a band's album cover here on Merseyside.

Shooting The Wombats album cover for A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation

In 2006 I was contacted by a design agency here on Merseyside to help them photograph their forthcoming debut album cover. Exciting times ! Read more...

"I have employed David many times over the years, principally as a music conference and high profile event photographer. He is always easy to work with, has a strong sense of what style is needed for each project and brings back results on deadline. He is skilled, experienced and understands visual language and lighting. Additionally, David often helps secure additional PR and media coverage."

 

Simon Green

Freelance Tour Manager

Music PR photographer - Lady Leshurr on tour image

Let's start a new project together